Weakley-Watson selling pink buckets to raise money for Relay for Life

Steve Nash steve.nash@brownwoodbulletin.com
Weakley-Watson employee Kathy Kelly, who lost her father to cancer in 2006, said there is hardly anyone who hasn’t been affected by the disease.

The Weakley-Watson hardware store is helping raise money for this year’s Brown County Relay for Life campaign by selling pink 5-gallon paint buckets that bear the Relay for Life and American Cancer Society logos.

The buckets sell for $5.99, and with each bucket sold, Weakley-Watson is donating $3 from the proceeds to Relay for Life, owner Mike Blagg said.

Purchasers also get 20 percent discounts off of any items they can fit in the bucket, with a few exceptions. Those exceptions include items that are already on sale and power tools.

Purchasers can also enter their names for a bucket that’s filled with Mother’s Day gifts.

The store ordered a pallet with 240 buckets and they will be available until they are sold out, Blagg said.

Bragg said paint department employee Kathy Kelly is the “mother hen” in the sale of the buckets.

Kelly, a 15-year employee who also works with electronics and electrical products, said she lost her father to cancer in 2006. “I don’t think there’s anybody who hasn’t been affected by cancer,” Kelly said.

This year’s Relay for Life will be held at Longhorn Stadium in Early from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on May 22.