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Young cancer survivor named ‘Mayor for the Day’ in Portageville, Mo.

Updated: May. 27, 2021 at 7:00 PM CDT
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PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. (KFVS) - A young cancer survivor was named “Mayor for the Day” on Thursday, May 27.

The real mayor, Vince Berry, proclaimed 9-year-old Max Boatwright as Mayor for the Day. He said max survived cancer twice, and that his fighting spirit and enthusiasm was a “joy to watch.”

His day as mayor included signing checks for the city, touring the Portageville Police Department, “arresting” Coach Travis Scherer at Portageville High School, meeting sanitation workers, watching a garbage truck in action, touring the fire department and riding in a fire truck.

He also toured the Portageville Street Department and took a ride on the backhoe.

Today it was my honor to proclaim Mr Max Boatwright “Mayor for the Day” in the city of Portageville. Max is the son of...

Posted by Mayor Vince Berry on Thursday, May 27, 2021

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