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State House lauds Thon participants

Katie Welliver carries Lucas Knaper, 4, as he squirts anyone who passes by during the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at the Bryce Jordan Center.
Katie Welliver carries Lucas Knaper, 4, as he squirts anyone who passes by during the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at the Bryce Jordan Center. Centre Daily Times, file

The state House of Representatives on Monday unanimously passed Rep. Kerry Benninghoff’s resolution congratulating participants in the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon.

“Thon is about providing hope, love and support for children and their families as they face the toughest battles of their lives,” said Benninghoff, R-Bellefonte. “I continue to be amazed by the efforts of our young people, and could not be prouder.”

Thon 2016 raised about $9.77 million for the Four Diamonds Fund, which supports families dealing with pediatric cancer.

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