SSELC students want you to honk

The South Street Early Learning Center’s Relay for Life team will hold its annual Honk for a Cure today at 10:30 a.m., weather permitting.

According to Caryl Decker, a teacher at the school, kindergarten and first-grade students will line the sidewalk along Pennsylvania Avenue and try to get drivers to honk their horns.

She said, “Some of our teachers’ husbands are police officers, and they will turn on their sirens when they drive by.”

Decker said, “For the fifth year, we got the kids involved in raising money for the American Cancer Society. Principal Ann Buerkle challenged them by telling them if we collected $1,000 she would dye her hair purple, and they collected just over that amount during the first two weeks of May.”

She added that they had a competition between the two grades for amounts raised, but since the numbers were so close both grades will wave for honks from the sidewalk.

They are also tying over 100 purple bows on the fence along the street as a part of Paint the Town Purple.

According to the American Cancer Society, each year, more than four million people in over 20 countries raise funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement.

Should it rain today, the Honk for a Cure will be held on Thursday.