140523 Purple JOED VIERA/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER-Lockport NY- Rachel Winter poses as a bronzed purple baellerina outside of Sweet Rides during paint the city purple May 23, 2014. LPT Paint Lockport Purple 052414
Over 30 local businesses decked out their windows and walls with purple decorations for the annual "Paint the City Purple" event to promote next month's American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Many shops and businesses decorated with stars and stripes as well to coordinate with the theme of "Star-Spangled Relay". Mayor Anne McCaffrey announced "Paint the City Purple Day" Friday morning in front of city hall and a panel of five judges scoped out the participants to choose winners. Donna Eick's restaurant won the small business award, First Niagara bank on East Avenue. Tom's Diner won the hospitality award, and the new Canalfront Sandwich shop won the Rookie award.