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Peters School Board Presented With Certificate of Appreciation

The school board and district were thanked Tuesday night.

Phil Hobbs, co-chair of Relay for Life of Peters Township, presented the Peters Township School Board and district administrators with a certificate of appreciation Tuesday night.

The district allows Relay for Life organizers to use the high school's track for the annual event and helps with logistics, according to Hobbs.

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser of the American Cancer Society where communities come together to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease.

The fundraiser encourages cancer survivors, patients, medical support staff, corporations, civic organizations, churches and community volunteers to participate to raise money for research. Teams of people from area companies, clubs, neighborhoods and families raise funds prior to the event and then take turns walking the track in relays.

Last year, McMurray Elementary raised $5,200, Bower Hill Elementary raised $6,100, Pleasant Valley Elementary raised $13,000, and Peters Township Middle School raised $14,000, according to Hobbs.

This year's Relay for Life in Peters is scheduled for Aug. 3. 

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