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Fields lit for seniors, athletes


April 16, 2020

The Colfax football field is illuminated by the field lights as cars drive by to show their support of seniors and spring sports athletes who are not able to play due to school closures and gathering restrictions.

Colfax was one of many towns across Whitman County that turned on its football field lights Friday evening as part of a nationwide campaign to celebrate the senior class of 2020 and spring sports that have come to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The lights were on for 20 minutes, from 8:20 – which in military time is 20:20 – to 8:40 p.m. The public was invited to drive by and honk or flash lights to show support for the seniors and athletes.

The event was part of the Friday Night Lights. Despite being given less than 24 hours warning about the event, a steady line of cars drove by...

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