Thursday, June 7, 2007
Local News Briefs
Relay for Life this weekend; activities for everyone
The Marshall County Relay for Life is just a few days away. The event raises awareness about cancer, celebrates cancer survivors locally and memorializes those who have lost their lives to the disease.
The Relay for Life walk is from 6 p.m. Friday, June 8, until 6 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at Sam Coopwood Park in Holly Springs. 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 for Life 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.
“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?”
There will be lots of activities for all ages, including fun games for children. Everyone is invited.
Money raised from the event supports American Cancer Society research, education, advocacy and patient services.
June 7 book sale, barbecue benefit county library
The Friends of the Library will host their annual book and yard sale, plus a barbecue, on Thursday, June 7, at Christ Episcopal Church in Holly Springs.
Hours for the sale are 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and hours for the barbecue are 5 to 7 p.m. J.B.’s barbecue plates, with dessert, will be available for $10 each.
Friends of the Library urge everyone to “help us help you.”
Byhalia Clydesdale Festival scheduled June 21-23
Festival goers can enjoy lots of fun in a couple of weeks in Byhalia.
The annual Byhalia Clydesdale Festival is set for June 21-23 and will feature lots of activities for the entire family.
There will be an all new carnival, a motorcycle rally and show, a world champion hot wings contest, live music, a rodeo, a pony and horse pull, a statewide political rally and much more.
Entertainers will include the Rick Perkins Band, the Pat Sullivan Band and national recording artist, the T. Graham Brown Band, to wrap up the festival on Saturday night.
To become a sponsor for this year’s Byhalia Clydesdale Festival, contact Ronnie Luther at 252-3494.
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