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Lewis County Yards 'Flushed' For a Cause

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People in Lewis County will see some purple toilets pop up in yards over the next month or so, and to get them moved, you'll have to support a good cause.

It may happen when you least expect it; you arrive home after work and see it: you've been flushed. And a local Relay for Life team will fix it if you help the cause.

"They think it's a good way to get their friends, kind of pull a prank on their family members or co-workers but at the same time, doing it for a really good cause," said Jamie Donaldson, an employee of the Robin's Nest Travel Center who is working with the business's relay team.

"Toilet fairies" from the Jane Lew business are taking two of these purple toilets around the county, asking for donations to move the toilets, and sending them to the next person on. Weston Mayor Julia Spelsberg is the latest flushing victim, and although it took her by surprise when she saw pictures of a friend's business of Facebook, she said she loves the idea.

"I was like, what is this? And then you read the signs, and Patty called me and wanted to know whether someone we know might take it. And I said I'll take it, and they moved the toilet and signs to my yard yesterday or the day before. The purple toilet is just great," Spelsberg said.

The team is raising money to contribute to the Lewis County Relay, scheduled for early June, and it's the first of many fundraisers it has planned to help the cause as much as possible, a cause it feels strongly about.

"Relay for Life of course is for the American Cancer Society, so it pulls on heartstrings, it's really close to a lot of people. It's close to me as well as a lot of people that we spoke with about the toilets," Donaldson said.

And the toilet fairies said they have a list of yards already lined up for the move, including some places that have cared enough to "flush" themselves.

"We had one lady actually put it in her yard, because she wanted to advertise it because the American Cancer Society is so close to her heart," Donaldson said.

The team plans to keep the commodes passing around the county for at least a month, but they will keep flushing people as long as they can to raise money for the relay.