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Storm Cuts Cancer Walk Short; Tally Tops Record at $164,000

Leading the survivors lap during the 22nd annual It Only Takes a Spark Cancer Walk Friday, June 14, is honorary chairman Tye Schaffer. At the age of nine, Schaffer is the youngest honorary chairman selected in the history of the event. He was joined in the survior lap by his father, Mike Schaffer, and grandmother, Carol Halverson, as well as other family members. This year’s record-breaking fundraising efforts culminated with a total of approximately $164,000 reported as of Tuesday morning after the event.

This story was published in The Grant County Review's June 19 issue.

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(Throwback to June 2018) Proudly displaying the White Buffalo membership award are Birch-Miller Post 9 members, left to right, Charles Layher, Noel Cummins, Steve Houston and Tim Jurgens. The honor was announced at the South Dakota State Convention. The White Buffalo is a traveling trophy and is awarded for exceeding membership benchmarks from previous years. The local membership is currently 153.

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