This Saturday Medora Goes Pink

MEDORA – On Saturday, the 13th annual edition of Medora Goes Pink will start at 7 a.m. and feature a health fair with various types of screenings, a bra decorating contest, a 5K run/walk, a cruise-in and car show, carnival games, craft and food booths, a volleyball tournament, barrel, wagon rides and more. The event will feature a Pink Parade at 3 p.m.

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One hundred percent of the money raised during the event will be given directly to those affected by all types of cancer, according to organizer Debra Wayman.

The health fair will be held at Medora Christian Church and will feature discounted prostate and thyroid gland screenings from Schneck Medical Center. Those participating in the screenings are asked to fast for 10 hours prior before their blood draw. Don and Dana Myers Cancer Center will share information and have breast exam cards, and nutrition information available. There will also be free blood pressure, oxygen level tests and take-home colon screening kits. The following vendors will participate in the health fair: Columbus Regional Health, Advanced Audiology and Hearing Care of Bedford, Wig Wam Boutique LLC of Bloomington, Graceful Arrow of Seymour and Medora Community Lions Club.

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Columbus Regional Health will host a free breast clinic and there will be opportunities to register for door prizes and to bid at the silent auction.

T-shirts will be sold during the festival for $15. The shirts were designed by children in the After School program at Medora Community Schools under the direction of Mrs. Rhonda Freeman and Lauren Harrison.

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The event will also have a Wall of Hope display to allow those attending opportunity to post ribbons, pictures, and messages of those who are battling cancer.

The Be MY Support bra decorating contest registration will be from 7 a.m. until 8 a.m. The bras will be on display at the church in the 237 Building. The public can cast their votes until 1 p.m. First and second-place winners will receive a $50 Circle K gas card and third place will receive a $20 Visa gift card.

Registration for the 5K is from 8 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. on George Street. The cost is $20 and includes a t-shirt. The race will begin at 9 a.m. Medals will be awarded to those who cross the finish line.

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Live entertainment will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. on the main stage at George and Main streets.

You can register for the cruise-in and car show beginning at 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The car show at Perry and Riley streets will be open until 2:30 p.m. Awards and drawings will be at noon.

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An exhibition for dirt bikes, ATVs, UTVs, motorcycles, and Jeeps from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. will be on display. Registration for those vehicles is from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. with the drawing for prizes scheduled to take place at noon.

Carnival games, including bounce houses, will open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Craft vendors will sell their wares from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Food booths will be serving mouthwatering treats from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

A volleyball tournament featuring both coed quad teams and women’s teams will take place at 9 a.m. in the school gymnasium.

Those interested in entering the baby (0 to 47 months), prince and princess (4 to 6 years), and king and queen (7 to 10 years) contests can register beginning at 9:45 a.m. at Medora Christian Church. The entry fee is $5. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. Medals and ribbons will be presented to the winners.

From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Brian Bowers will offer barrel rides for 50 cents and Marvin Reynolds will offer wagon rides to the Medora Covered Bridge and Medora Brick Plant for 50 cents for children and $1 for adults.

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At 11 a.m., the Cross for a Cause Relay will start at David and Washington streets and travel along Adam, George, First, Jackson, Riley, Perry, and Main streets.

Wayman said the cross was handmade 40 years ago by her father, Cyrus Sipes, a lung cancer survivor, for an Easter program at Medora Christian Church.

A community walk and balloon launch will take place at 12:30 p.m. Balloons of colors representing all types of cancer can be purchased for 50 cents from 7 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the HOPE booth on Main Street or the north side of the Christian church.

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Clarence Brown and Debra Wayman

The sixth annual Pink Parade with Grand Marshal Clarence Brown will step off at 3 p.m. and travel along Perry Street. Judging will start at 2 p.m. The winners will be announced during the parade.

13th annual HOPE Medora Goes Pink Schedule of Events

(Saturday’s events are in the 237 Building at Medora Christian Church, 76 S. George St., unless otherwise noted)

  • 7 a,m, – 10 a.m. Schneck Medical Center health fair
  • 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Silent auction; Be My Support bra decorating contest
  • 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Door prize drawings
  • 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Columbus Regional Hospital breast clinic; Wall of Hope display
  • 8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 5K run/walk registration ($20) (George Street in front of Christian church)
  • 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Medora Senior Citizens Center, 52 W. Main St.)
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Booths open (Main Street)
  • 9 a.m.5K walk/run (George Street); coed quads and women’s volleyball tournaments (school gymnasium); carnival games and bounce houses (George Street)
  • 9:30 a.m. HOPE Ambassadors announced (stage at Main and George streets)
  • 9:45 a.m. Registration for baby, prince and princess and king and queen contests (George Street)
  • 10 a.m. Face painting (George Street)
  • 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Barrel rides (50 cents) (Perry Street)
  • 10:30 a.m. Baby, prince and princess and king and queen contests (George Street)
  • 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Registration for dirt bikes, ATVs, UTVs, motorcycles and Jeeps exhibition (Perry Street)
  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Dirt bikes, ATVs, UTVs, motorcycles and Jeeps exhibition (Perry Street)
  • 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Wagon rides to the Medora Covered Bridge and Medora Brick Plant ($1 for adults, 50 cents for  children) (Perry Street)
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Food booths open (Main Street)
  • 11 a.m.  Lunch (Medora Senior Citizens Center, 52 W. Main St.)
  • 11 a.m. Cross for a Cause Relay (David, Adam, George, First, Jackson, Riley, Perry and Main streets)
  • 12:30 p.m.  Community walk and balloon launch (Christian church)
  • 3 p.m. Pink Parade (Perry Street)

Musical entertainment (stage at George and Main streets)

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Clarence Brown
  • 9 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Jerry and Amber Henson
  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Medora Pentecostal Praise Team
  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Mark Vice
  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Dark Hollow Duo
  • 2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m. Less Like Me

Those who can’t attend and would like to make a donation can mail them to HOPE Medora Goes Pin, Breast Cancer Awareness Inc. at P.O. Box 125, Medora, IN 47260.