Tough economic conditions notwithstanding, Oakdale and the surrounding communities came though once again when it counted, raising $200,000 in the fight against cancer in the eighth annual Oakdale Relay for Life.
Admitting he was kind of "de facto appointed" this year to oversee the Love Oakdale project, local resident Zach Greenlee wasn't complaining. He was, instead, excited to see the spirit of volunteerism that hundreds of residents brought with them to Wood Park early Saturday morning.
Oakdale's annual Relay For Life is just around the corner – the 24-hour signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society will be hosted at Oakdale High School on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26.
So it is that exciting time of year when baseball is in the air, basketball (March Madness, specifically) is just about in the rearview mirror and, for those with teams still in it, the Stanley Cup playoffs loom just around the corner.
From the unexpected death of a Magnolia Elementary School sixth grader to a pair of deaths in violent auto accidents, the Oakdale community was reeling this week from the recent losses.
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