BY STACY TAFF
OTTOVILLE — Ottoville Schools held its 8th annual Cancer Walk Friday. Inclement weather kept activities indoors but students, faculty and community members made the most of the day.
Seniors Abby Siefker, Rachel Beining, Audrey Rieger, Ashley Wehri and Casey Miller were in charge of orchestrating events.
“We have the opening ceremonies this morning and then Jason Wehri is our guest speaker. He’s actually an Ottoville graduate and a cancer survivor,” Siefker said. “After that we were going to have the survivor lap outside but it’s going to be in the halls now. Then we’ll have a bunch of games for students, root beer floats, a 50/50 raffle and a quilt raffle. There will be all kinds of fun activities.”
Rieger says she’s gained a new appreciation for the Cancer Walk now that she’s older.
“This is at least my fourth year doing this and it’s good to see all the little kids and how much they enjoy it,” she said. “It’s a neat thing to be older and noticing that because when you’re young you don’t think about it. It’s amazing that a small school can do so much. This event always takes up the whole school.”