State College To Again Be Renamed ‘City Of THON’

Though State College is a great town, for 46 hours come THON weekend, no such place will exist.

Mayor Elizabeth Goreham announced  at Monday night’s Borough Council meeting that State College will once again be renamed the “City of THON” for THON weekend.

“‘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. “I, Mayor Elizabeth Goreham, do hereby proclaim this ceremonial name change beginning Friday, February 19, 2016, at 6 p.m. and lasting through Sunday, February 21, 2016, at 4 p.m.”

Goreham presented the proclamation to THON’s Developmental Director, Katie Kavanaugh, and Local Donor Development Chair, Matt Krotowski, at the meeting. While THON itself is taking part in the BJC, which technically sits in University Park, the adjacent college town is once again in full support of the cause.

Here’s the proclamation in full:

City of THON

If you were looking for the right time to get that State College parking ticket, you’ve found it. While State College, ahem, “City of THON” police officers won’t be walking into restaurants and telling patrons to stand up, surely R&R members at the BJC will have that covered. We dance in 16!

(h/t Sara Small)

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