The lights around the S on Tenderfoot Mountain have been changed to purple for the remainder of October in support of those who have been victims of domestic violence.
A press release from the Salida Chamber of Commerce indicates an anonymous donor provided funds to purchase the bulbs, and volunteers changed them out this weekend in response to a suggestion from a member of The Alliance, formerly The Alliance Against Domestic Violence.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, first recognized in 1987. October is perhaps better known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and just as pink is the color of breast cancer awareness, purple represents domestic violence awareness.
Since purple is also the school color of the Salida Spartans, the purple S will support local students and athletes in addition to helping raise awareness of domestic violence.