Maeghan Strebig wins Tomahawk’s ‘Color for the Cure’ contest
COLOR for the CURE, a sidewalk chalk coloring contest geared to kids at heart and benefiting the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Tomahawk, was held for the fourth year on Saturday, June 30 in the Mama Mia’s Pizzeria parking lot in downtown Tomahawk. Event director, Aly Manninen, announced Maeghan Strebig as the grand prize winner with her sidewalk chalk drawing entitled “Adventure Time.” She is also the recipient of a one-day pontoon rental donated by Cheyanne and Hab Habeck.
Other 2012 top Color for the Cure winners are: 1st place, Morgan Webster; 2nd place, Radhika Bhakda; 3rd place, Lydia Shaney; and 4th place, Evan VanNorman. The competition was open to all ages that competed for prizes. Votes of $1 were cast and winners were based on public votes of $1 each. Votes could be cast at participating downtown businesses and new this year, voting could also be made on Tomahawk Main Street’s facebook page with a credit card, with all funds going to Relay for Life of Tomahawk which will take place at the Tomahawk High School track on July 13th & 14th.
Manninen of Great Lakes Foods said, “I want to congratulate all the winners and thank all the participants and volunteers for helping raise money in the fight against cancer!” She also noted that the event was made possible by sponsors Great Lakes Foods, Scaffidi Truck Center and Tomahawk Monument Company.
The returning brat fry and corn roast from last year proved to be continued success she said. A new and successful addition to this year was a tie-dyeing station where kids could purchase a 2012 Color for the Cure T-Shirt, then pick their own designs and colors to create a one-of-a-kind creation to bring home. A dunk tank and an Angels In Flight white dove release added even more excitement to the event.
The event worked in partnership with Tomahawk Main Street, a non-profit organization focused on revitalization and historic preservation of Tomahawk’s historic downtown.
To view event photos, visit tomahawkmainstreet.org (click on “current news” button) or facebook.com/TomahawkMainStreet, or on facebook under “Relay for Life of Tomahawk.”