Place purple potty to
support Relay for Life
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 4:05 AM
Fight cancer - purchase a purple porta-potty policy.
Chatfield area residents might discover this pretty purple potty on their patios in a good-humored effort to raise funds for the Fillmore County Relay for Life in Harmony on July 11. SUBMITTED PHOTO
"People can nominate other people to have the toilet in their yard and once they're nominated, it's $5 to have it taken away, $10 to nominate another person and $15 to have it removed and have a 'toilet insurance policy' so that it can't come back to your yard," said Chatty Walkers Relay for Life team organizer Deb Jorgenson.
She is proud of the pretty purple potty that is making the rounds in Chatfield's front yards in an effort to raise funds for the Fillmore County Relay for Life, the cancer support fundraiser set this year for Friday, July 11, in Harmony.
The portable purple potty in question used to belong to fellow Chatty Walkers Relay team member Wendy Kirchner, according to Jorgenson.
"Wendy had the toilet taken out of her house and she washed it up and painted it purple, planted some flowers in it," Jorgenson explained. "There's a sign on the back advertising the Relay for Life and giving instructions what to do with the toilet."
She added there's also directions for a disposable camera, which is attached, so people can take pictures with the toilet.
"We'll get the camera back and develop all the pictures, then we'll take them to the Relay and put them on a poster board for everyone to see," Jorgenson said. "We're trying to raise money for our team for the Relay for Life."
So far, at least two residents had awakened to find their lawns adorned with the carefree commode by the end of last week and Jorgenson hoped that toilet traffic in Chatfield would only increase.
"It can happen a couple of times during the day, too, because Wendy works in town and can go get it if someone calls," Jorgenson said. "We're hoping to see it in several more yards before June 30, when it's supposed to be brought in - the money we raise is supposed to be turned in for the Relay by July 7. We're trying to make this fun."
Jorgenson is excited to be part of the potty action because she's one of the Chatty Walkers' team instigators and organizers, and also because Chatfield is going to host the 2015 and 2016 Relay events in the city park and at the Chatfield Center for the Arts. "Chatfield is hosting the Relay for Life next year, and it's going to be a good time," she promised.
Jorgenson encouraged anyone who has a little loving revenge in mind to contact her at (507) 951-8951 or Wendy Kirchner at (507) 951-3589.