Pink Flamingo event to raise awareness of cancer

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Plans are being made for the seventh annual Pink Flamingo Nite at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne.

This year's event will be held Thursday, Oct. 27 and will focus on the theme "Believe There is Hope for a Cure - Be The Hope." It includes a light supper, vendors, cancer information and a guest speaker, Kathleen Splitt.

A style show with cancer survivors as models will feature clothing from local clothing stores. Organizers of this year's event are looking forward to recognizing all cancer survivors during this style show.

Those wishing to be models are asked to contact Kim Dunklau at (402) 369-1696. 

In addition, a quilt raffle will be held for a quilt sewn by Vernae Luhr.

The 82' x 94' inch Barn quilt was put together in memory of Vernae's mother-in-law, Gena Luhr Puls.

This is the second year Vernae has donated a quilt to the Pink Flamingo event. She commented that it was "my way to donate and celebrate the courage it takes to fight breast cancer." She said she has been quilting for approximately six years and this quilt took nine months to complete. She machine quilted it herself.

Tickets for the raffle are currently on sale and can be purchased at Our Savor Lutheran Church and can be purchased at The Quilt Shop in Wakefield or by contacting Tracy Henschke (tracyhenschke@gmail.com) or Christina Junck at (402) 369-0676. They are $5 each, three for $10 or seven for $20.

The winner will be drawn during the Pink Flamingo event, but the winner need not be present to win.

Proceeds from Pink Flamingo 2022 will go to the Providence Medical Center Oncology Department.

More information on the event will be provided in coming weeks as the event draws closer.

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