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Keris Kares Royal Roundup Thursday


  • By Kandice Bell
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  • Sep. 19, 2018 - 6:45 AM

Keris Kares Royal Roundup Thursday

The Newnan Times-Herald

Local nonprofit Keris Kares is hosting its Royal Roundup Thursday in downtown Newnan.

The event, which will be held from 5 until 8:30 p.m., will have food trucks, face painting and live music. Several parking spaces will be blocked on South Court Square beginning around 5 p.m.  

Art supply donations are requested.

Keris Kares raises and distributes funds for families dealing with pediatric cancer. The organization was founded in honor of local girl, Keris Bembry, who died in 2015 from Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a rare form of brain cancer. She was only 6 years old.

This month, many local businesses, schools and families are “going gold,” in honor of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.

Gold serves as a symbol of hope for kids fighting the deadly disease. The color fills patients and families with anticipation there will one day be a cure for childhood cancer.

This year, members of Keris Kares placed bright gold bows along store fronts around downtown Newnan. Each bow had the name Keris Kares painted on a ribbon in the little girl’s favorite colors: purple and pink.

They also placed brightly colored stickers that read “Gold Strong” on storefront windows.