Thursday, May 31, 2007
Local News Briefs
Relay for Life draws near; bank night this Thursday
The Marshall County Relay for Life committee is cooking up some fun for this year’s walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society and to raise awareness about cancer.
The event also celebrates cancer survivors locally and memorializes those who have lost their lives to the disease.
An overnight event, Relay for Life is the nation’s largest fund-raiser.
This year’s theme is “Making Every Day a Holiday From Cancer.”
A best campsite decoration contest will be held with judges from out of town.
The Relay committee is still looking for entertainers for a “Relay Idol Competition.” Schools and churches are encouraged to register their choirs or bands. Gospel, country, blues and rock groups are urged to provide entertainment. Soloists are also invited. To volunteer as an entertainment soloist or team, call Lisa Liddy at 252-3842, 252-2285 or 274-4083.
Bank night is May 31. Team checks can be delivered to the Relay committee at City Hall.
The Relay runs from 6 p.m. Friday, June 8, until 6 a.m. Saturday, June 9.
“We invite everyone in the community to take part in the Relay For Life,” Connie Mason said. “Where else can you show your enthusiasm for such an important cause by creating outrageous team themes, decorating campsites, and playing games all night?”
Money raised from the event supports American Cancer Society research, education, advocacy and patient services.
Holly High reports cards can be picked up Thursday
Holly Springs High School report cards will be available in the guidance office Thursday, May 31, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Electricity outage downtown last week caused by squirrel
A power outage on the south side of the Holly Springs square Tuesday morning, May 22, was caused by a squirrel that got into a transformer bank behind city hall, according to John Collins, general manager of the utility department.
He said automatic breakers should have tripped power back on but the breaker was bad and will have to be replaced.
“We closed the primary line to restore power to everything and will replace the breaker later,” Collins said. “We were able to close fuses and get everyone but city hall back on within about an hour.”
The lines to the transformer were repaired afterward to restore power to city hall.
“One line of a three-phase was out and it’s all due to a squirrel,” he said. “It’s hard to keep them off.”
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