Courthouse dome will go purple and pink to highlight causes this month

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 October 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – The dome of the Orleans County Courthouse is shining purple the first half of this month for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The county’s domestic violence unit responds to about 400 referrals each year.

The dome is pictured on Monday night on the courthouse.

The second half of the month the courthouse dome will shine pink at night for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. About 70 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in Orleans County.

Watt Farms is again hosting the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk this month. The 11th annual event has been moved to a Saturday. It will be an open course from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event has raised $325,000 in its first 10 years. Click here for more information.