Thursday, June 8, 2006
Relay for Life Friday
By BARRY BURLESON
Marshall County will be “Moooving for a Cure” this weekend.
The annual Relay for Life, the walking event fund-raiser to benefit the American Cancer Society, begins Friday, June 9, at 6 p.m. and concludes Saturday, June 10, at 6 a.m. at Sam Coopwood Park in Holly Springs, on the football field.
This year’s theme is in conjunction with the purple cows on display by fund-raising teams around the city and county.
Relay for Life is a family-fun, all-night party with live entertainment, great food, games, wonderful fellowship and moon-bounce type games for the kids.
While all of this is going on, team members take turns walking around the track for 12 hours because cancer never sleeps.
Luminaries can be purchased in honor or memory of loved ones for $10 each. Forms are available at Holly Springs City Hall or the luminaries can be bought the night of the Relay for Life.
There will be a special Survivors’ Lap early in the evening.
This year’s Relay for Life sponsors are Holly Springs Country Club, Parker Hannifin-Racor, Century 21, Merchants and Farmers Bank, Chamber of Commerce Walking Horse Classic, Family Wellness Clinic, J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home, Rust College and the Marshall County Relay 2006 Committee.
Twenty-six teams are participating this year. They include: Alliance HealthCare System (Alliance Lifesavers); Anderson Chapel Church, Asbury United Methodist Church, Carlisle’s Big Star (Big Star Baggers);
First United Methodist Church (Christians For A Cancer Cure); City Slickers, ICS Headstart, Akili Academy, Holly Springs Marshall County Rust Club, Hopewell No. 1 MB Church,
Marshall County Library, Liddy’s (PHunny PHarm); Gazelles, St. Paul CME Church, Parker Hannifin (Parker’s Walkers); Powell Chapel, M&F Bank (Bankers for Life), Omega Psi Phi (Sons of Blood and Thunder);
Reid’s Gift Church (SWAT); Marshall County Tax Assessor and Tax Collector; The South Reporter (The News Crew); Wal-Mart, Watson World, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta and Trinity Mission.
Team members can go to Sam Coopwood Park as early as 9:30 or 10 a.m. Friday morning to stake out their spot for the Relay for Life activities.
Teams can still raise money the night of the event. Final reporting is at 12 midnight.
Come join with these teams and the community all or part of the night as they all walk to raise money for cancer research.
The Relay Pledge
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