‘Take Me Out to
The Marshall County Relay for Life is expecting to make its goal of raising $55,000 this year for the cure. The relay is an annual fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society.
“We raised right at $52,000 by Friday night,” said Lisa Liddy, with the Relay committee and a survivor of breast cancer. “Money is still coming in, so once everyone has finished sending money, we expect to reach our goal. That’s fantastic. For a little community like ours, that’s great.”
The theme of the evening was “Take Me Out to the Relay.”
The event was held at the Marshall County Fairgrounds and drew a very large attendance over the evening, according to chair Linda Wilson, a survivor of breast cancer.
Competition always adds flavor and interest to the Relay. The top three teams to raise the most money were:
• First place - Mt. Pisgah CME Church, which raised $5,256.
• Second place - First State Bank.
• Third place - Marshall County Corrections - “The Bionic Believers.”
Trinity Caregivers was chosen as best campsite. Best batons went to First State Bank.
The individual who raised the most money was Wilson.
Liddy thanked the sponsors and Kevin Thomas for the use of the sound stage and for running the sound system. She thanked Omar Cumberbatch and Rust College WURC 88.1 FM for providing backup and D.J. music. She said Jerry Bolden, with the fairgrounds board of directors, can take a bow for the great work he is doing to support the Relay by providing the place. Sharon Goodman Hill is thanked for serving as emcee.
Wilson thanked Southern Eatery and Carlisle’s Big Star for catering for the survivors’ reception.
“Marshall County Fairgrounds was a great host. They met our every need,” Wilson said. “The Holly Springs Jr. High Dance and Cheer Squad helped us set up.”
The following sponsors are thanked for their support:
• Merchants & Farmers Bank
• Bank of Holly Springs
• First State Bank
• Rust College
• American Pacific
• Holly Springs Garden Club
• Hawkins Family Medicine
• Town of Byhalia
• Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi
• New Hope M.B. Church
• The South Reporter
• WURC Radio 88.1 F.M.
• Jazzy’s Dance
• Omicron Alpha Omega Chapter of AKA
• WKRA 92.7 F.M.
Twenty teams came out for the event, Wilson said. Twenty-six of the 28 teams reported collections.
Planning for the 2015 Relay begins in September. Wilson said there is a need for volunteers. To volunteer for a committee, contact Wilson at 662-252-4706 or 601-731-4934. Or email Wilson at email@example.com.
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