Thursday, June 3, 2010
Relay for Life draws near
By SUE WATSON
The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is set for June 11-12 in Holly Springs at Sam Coopwood Park.
The survivor’s lap begins at 6 p.m. Friday, June 11, and the relay continues unabated until 6 a.m. Saturday, June 12.
In case of rain (it was cancelled last year due to heavy storms) the Relay for Life will be held in the Eddie Lee Smith Jr. Multi-Purpose Building on North Memphis Street in Holly Springs.
Everyone is invited to attend, walk, buy food from teams, and purchase luminaria in honor or memory of a friend or relative who lost a battle with cancer. Prices begin at $10 for a luminaria and includes lighting a candle for the person who is honored and calling their name out during the program.
“You don’t have to be a team member to attend,” said Connie Mason, one of the event’s organizers.
So far, about 20 teams have registered to participate.
A survivors reception is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at the Multi-Purpose Building.
“All survivors are invited and refreshments will be provided,” Mason said.
The meeting will last about an hour.
Lisa Liddy, with the entertainment committee, said the following have agreed to sing on stage during Relay for Life – Gospel Station #1 (Holly Springs Fire Department); Mitch Stone Jr.; Claire Liddy; Chrissy Farris; Ciara Boyle; Patricia Selman; Katrice Ivy; David Hinshaw; The Davide House Band; Sonja Brooks; and several praise groups. Anyone who wants to be added to the entertainment list may contact Liddy at 662-274-4083 or just show up the night of the event.
“We will try to get them on schedule,” she said.
The goal for Marshall County’s Relay for Life this year is $65,000, Mason said.
If you are interested in championing any of these registered teams, please visit their camp site – Asbury United Methodist Church; Anderson Chapel CME Church; Carlisle’s Big Star; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity; Omega Phi Psi Fraternity; Merchants and Farmers Bank; Marshall County-Holly Springs Rust Club; First United Methodist Church; St. Paul CME Church; Alliance HealthCare; Trinity Mission Health and Rehab; Smith & Whaley Law Firm; Mt. Olive MB Church; Mt. Pisgah CME Church; Marshall County Sheriff’s Office; The Believers; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority; Powell Chapel Lodge #339; Hopewell Baptist Church #1; and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
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