Thursday, June 15, 2006
for a Cure’
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Relay for Life made $2,000 over its set goal of $45,000 this year, according to Connie Mason, with the Relay for Life organizing committee.
The relay, held Friday night at Sam Coopwood Park, is a yearly drive put on by the American Cancer Society and communities nationwide to fund cancer research and to help cancer survivors recover. The theme this year was “Moooving for a Cure.”
Big Star Baggers took first place this year in team competition to raise the most money, banking $9,156.87. They also took first place in the purple cow contest. Parker Hannifin-Racor came in second in most funds raised by a team with $5,224.35 and also took the best campsite contest, Mason said.
Reid’s Gift Baptist Church of the Potts Camp area won the sunrise award for the team who had the most members stay all night.
Special thanks go to the major event sponsors: the Holly Springs Country Club, Parker Hannifin-Racor, and Century 21.
Survivor sponsors included Merchants and Farmers Bank, Family Wellness Center, the Chamber of Commerce Walking Horse Classic, Brittenum Funeral Home, Rust College and the Relay Committee.
Luminaria sponsors included Fitch Farms and McDonald’s.
Others who gave of their time, services, or goods to make the relay a success again this year include Holly Springs Intermediate School and High School, A&B Distributing and Carpenter Farms.
And thanks to the individuals making up 26 teams who raised their team money to help the event be a huge success.
Entertainment for the evening included Carey Chapel Quartet, Destiny Stone, Hopewell #1 Youth Choir, Rev. J.M. Culbreth, The Thomas Singers, Carole Jean Taylor, ICS Head Start Family singers, Harmony, Sherwyn Thomas and Young Flo and others who provided impromptu performances.
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