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Painting the town purple

Honorary survivor Josh Molden of Alexandria helps to put the Relay for Life flags up along Broadway Street in downtown Alexandria. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)1 / 2
Dan Weber (standing) puts a Relay for Life flag up along Broadway near Ace Hardware while Josh Molden, one of this year's Relay for Life honorary survivors, wait his turn to put up the next flag. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press) 2 / 2

Organizers and volunteers were out and about helping to "Paint the Town Purple" Monday night. The annual event kicks off the Douglas County Relay for Life event, which will take place this Friday, July 13, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds beginning at 5 p.m. Read the Wednesday, July 11, issue of the Echo Press for more information about the Relay for Life. 

Celeste Edenloff

Celeste is a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press and has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in June 2016 to report on the community she calls home. Besides writing articles for the Echo Press, she has a blog, “Newspaper Girl on the Run.” Celeste is on a continuous healthy living journey and loves to teach bootcamp fitness classes and run. She has participated in more than 200 races with her husband, Al, covering the 5K, 10K, 10-mile and half-marathon (13.1 mile) distances.

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