Suwannee Democrat


March 25, 2014

Rotary Club of Live Oak's Purple Pinkie Project

School children get pinkies painted purple to eradicate polio

Live Oak — Millions and millions of children in endemic countries know that a freshly painted purple pinkie means freedom from Polio.  When local children make a $1 contribution to Polio Plus, Rotary Club of Live Oak members mark their pinkies with the same gentian violet used around the world on NID, National Immunization Day.  This is their personal symbol of one child free from polio forever. Of course, more than one finger may be painted if more than $1 is donated as is displayed by Mason a student in Ms. Wooley’s class at Suwannee Elementary in Live Oak. Mason shows-off five fingers painted purple as evidence of his participation in Rotary Club of Live Oak's Purple Pinkie Project March 25.

Text Only
Local News
Suwannee Democrat
Jasper News
Mayo Free Press
Arrest Record


AP Video

Must Read
Business Marquee
Election 2014
AP Video
Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Bodies of Malaysia Jet Victims Leave Ukraine Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel Clinton: "AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach" Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
House Ads
Twitter Updates

The sales tax holiday is Aug. 1-3. Does this affect your back-to-school shopping?

Comes too late. Shopping's done.
Perfect timing.
Too early. Kids need supply lists.
     View Results