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Washington County Hospital Hosting 5K And Fun Run June 10

Washington County Hospital will be hosting a 5k and Fun Run on June 10 at the Washington County State Recreation Area and Lake. The 5K starts at 8 a.m., and registration costs $25. The ½ Mile fun run, for kids ages 10 and under, will begin following the 5k. Registration is $20. Early registration ended…

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Relay For Life In Okawville June 24

The Washington County Relay for Life will be held in Okawville, IL at the Community Park on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 4:00 to 10:00 PM. The Relay committee is still looking for more teams to add to the excitement and success of the Relay. A team can be any group, organization, school, class, family,…

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Let’s Paint Washington County Purple

The Washington Co. Relay for Life will be promoting the “Paint the County Purple” Campaign with the selling of purple bows again this year. These purple bows will be displayed in the town you request in Washington County the week prior of the relay.  For the event the bows will be moved to the Okawville…

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2017 Relay For Life: Drink The Lemonade

By Rebecca Ruehl     I’ve been involved with Relay for Life since 1998, the year after our daughter was diagnosed with cancer. Through the years, I’ve seen lots of fundraisers. Raffles and bake sales and BBQ’s and silent auctions and shirts and flipflops and letter writing. Some have been successful. Others? Not so much.  When…

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Relay For Life 2017: Keep The Money Local

By Rebecca Ruehl     The Washington County Relay for Life is slated for Saturday, June 24 at the Okawville Community Center. Please visit to register or to join a team. Our family has had a team since the first year of Relay (1998.) Our daughter was a new survivor and it was an easy…

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