By: Lydia Crawley
The Parsons Advocate
At the City of Parsons regular meeting of the City Council, a Proclamation was approved designating September 2023 as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Roxanne Bright was in attendance at the meeting to represent Ovarian Cancer Awareness in Tucker County.
“I just really appreciate Parsons being very supportive of this project,” Bright said. “As you guys know, it’s very near and dear to my heart.”
Bright said her organization will be decorating the town on Saturday. “So, I know the City is being gracious enough to hang the banner out for us on the bridge,” Bright said. “But we’ll have everything that is not moving on Saturday have something teal attached to it in some way, shape, or form.”
According to Bright the organization always receives compliments on the decorations they hang. “We always get a lot of compliments,” Bright said. “People always say that they are always really impressed with how nice it makes the City look.”
Bright thanked the City Council for their continued support of her organization. “We’re always happy to do it and always appreciate the City’s support. So, I thank you guys very much,” Bright said.
According to Bright, there will be eight cadets volunteering with decorating for the Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon. “There will be eight cadets from the Mountaineer Challenge Academy that will be here Saturday to help us get Parsons all teal-ed up,” Bright said.
According to their website, the Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy is a quasi military residential program targeted to assist at risk youth to complete their high school education. “This residential program provides Cadets with a safe, secure and structured learning environment as well as hands-on career training programs. So, if you strive to earn your diploma, improve your life and enhance your future, then the ChalleNGe experience is for you. Nearly 90 percent of our Cadets successfully complete the program and earn their high school diplomas – in only 22 weeks,” the site said.
The Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy is located in Kingwood.
The next meeting of the City of Parsons City Council will be held on Tuesday, September 19th at 6 p.m. at the Charles W. “Bill” Rosenau Municipal Building at 341 Second Street in Parsons.