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Painting the town purple

Square businesses promote Relay for Life

The windows of the old Mayfield Ace Hardware store are decorated in purple in support of the Newton County Relay for Life event, which will start at 6 p.m. Friday, April 25 at the Church at Covington. The event unites the community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about what can be done to reduce cancer risks, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease. (Staff photos: Jessicah Peters)

The windows of the old Mayfield Ace Hardware store are decorated in purple in support of the Newton County Relay for Life event, which will start at 6 p.m. Friday, April 25 at the Church at Covington. The event unites the community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about what can be done to reduce cancer risks, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease. (Staff photos: Jessicah Peters)

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Merchants around the Covington Square added purple ribbons, displayed purple items and decorated the windows in support of Relay for Life. Scoops Ice Cream Parlor drew purple people in front of luminaries, bags which feature the names of cancer survivors or those who have lost the battle against the disease. Every Relay for Life event holds a luminary ceremony to honor those who have passed away or won against the disease. Money raised through the event goes to the American Cancer Society.

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BB&T bank on the Square decorated its doors with Relay for Life slogans along with other businesses in the first annual Paint Covington Purple for Cancer.

The windows of the old Mayfield Ace Hardware store are decorated in purple in support of the Newton County Relay for Life event, which will start at 6 p.m. Friday, April 25 at the Church at Covington. The event unites the community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about what can be done to reduce cancer risks, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease. (Staff photos: Jessicah Peters)

Merchants around the Covington Square added purple ribbons, displayed purple items and decorated the windows in support of Relay for Life. Scoops Ice Cream Parlor drew purple people in front of luminaries, bags which feature the names of cancer survivors or those who have lost the battle against the disease. Every Relay for Life event holds a luminary ceremony to honor those who have passed away or won against the disease. Money raised through the event goes to the American Cancer Society.

BB&T bank on the Square decorated its doors with Relay for Life slogans along with other businesses in the first annual Paint Covington Purple for Cancer.

By Jessicah Peters