State College to be Renamed ‘City of THON’
For 46 hours only, those pesky downtown parking tickets will be issued by the City of THON Police Department — not the Borough of State College.
Per a proclamation from Mayor Elizabeth Goreham, State College will be renamed City of THON concurrent with the 46-hour dance marathon next weekend. Goreham plans on presenting the proclamation to THON PR Director Aly Young at tonight’s Borough Council meeting.
“Whereas ‘For the Kids’ are three words that motivate and inspire more than 15,000 students across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to give of their time and selfless dedication in the pursuit of finding a cure for childhood cancer,” the proclamation reads, in part. “I, Mayor Elizabeth Goreham, do hereby proclaim this ceremonial name change beginning Friday, February 20, 2015, at 6 p.m. and lasting through Sunday, February 22, 2015, at 4 p.m.”
Of course, adjacent to City of THON is University Park, where the annual Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon will take place at the Bryce Jordan Center next weekend as 708 Penn Staters will dance for 46 hours straight to raise money and awareness of the fight against pediatric cancer.
You can read the full proclamation on page 7 of the agenda below. We dance in 11!
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As THON weekend approaches, a fundraising year like no other in THON history wraps up.
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