Flippen Elementary 'Pink Out' a success
By Monro Roark
Flippen Elementary held its 7th annual Pink Out Day Oct. 16 in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Students and faculty wore as much pink as possible as well as items to support the theme "We Give a Hoot about Awareness." Teachers sported T-shirts adorned with owls and students made owl masks in keeping with the theme. In the afternoon everyone gathered outside in the bus turn around to create a huge pink awareness ribbon.
This was a community event with support from Jonesboro Screen Printing of McDonough (printed the T-shirts), R. J. Haynie (supplied the bucket truck for picture), and Piedmont Henry Hospital (supplied cancer awareness information and ‘Pink Gifts’).
The school was visited by some of the past and present members of Piedmont Henry’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign such as Rev. Bert Neal from Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Rev. Jody Ray from Stockbridge First United Methodist Church, and Shane Persaud of Communities in School Henry County. A special thanks to Colleen Persaud and her team for organizing this day for the school.