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Night of Hope a memorable evening


Dawn Graves

Auctioneer Wade Dickerson calls for higher bids from participants during the "Chair-ity" auction at the Night of Hope Cancer Walk on Friday. The auction garnered more than $4,000 to benefit local cancer patients.

One couldn't ask for a more fitting start to this year's Night of Hope Walk for Cancer.

The storm clouds had just dissipated and the late-afternoon sun emerged. Warm golden light shined down on the estimated 400 attendees in Legion Park on Friday evening.

Boy Scout Troop 90 raised the flag on the bridge over the pond, and the Sidney Singers led the national anthem, giving voice to the mood of optimism which permeated the event.

"Every year, we get a challenge with the clouds rolling in," said Brenda Noel, president of the Night of Hope Foundation. "But for some reason, they clear off and w...

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