|Scott County Relay for Life enjoys huge success; more than $43,000 raised|
|Written by Administrator|
|Tuesday, 24 June 2008 19:00|
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Scott County held its annual event at William Graham Lake Iola
park on June 13 and 14.
To date, Relay For Life of Scott County has raised over $43,000, after expenses, with more to come before the
fiscal year ends August 31.
Although an early afternoon downpour and threats of more rain that Friday night dampened the festivities a little,
persistent teams continued to set up campsites and started relaying. The evening started with an honorary dinner that
celebrated 210 cancer survivors and caregivers.
Following the dinner was the traditional and very touching honor lap at 6 p.m. Even though it continued to rain,
Leadership Development Chairman Beth Niccum stated, “Cancer doesn’t take a break when it rains, and the foul
weather only made this event more meaningful, because we will continue to fight.”
Twenty-five teams with 345 team members participated. The team of Bosom Beauty Richard Colonition
(Versatech) won the Best Campsite Award for their creative MargaRelayville theme. Missy’s Memory team won the
Most Spirited Award by participating in themed laps throughout the entire night. The Morgan Foods Inc. team
offered the “best food” and the U.S. Army Reserves received the Perseverance Award for not walking but running
laps throughout the entire night.
Teams participate in Relay For Life fund-raisers throughout the entire year, culminating with the Relay For Life,
which is always held the second weekend of June each year.
The complete list of participating teams include: Catholic Crusaders for Cancer, Austin Tri-Hawk, ACC/AES
Challengers, The Scott County State Bank, New Chapel United Methodist Church, Knitwits and Friends, Missy's
Memory, Baker Motor Sports, Tri-Hawk Kids, Orange Crusaders, Morgan Foods Inc., Vienna Finley Lifesavers,
Handmaidens, The Bosom Beauty Richard Colonition, Freedom Ministries Girls and Guys, Courthouse Campaign
For Cancer, CASA, Bethel Baptist Church, Scottsburg Firefighters Extinguishing Cancer, Vienna Fighting Farmers
4-H, Holm is Where the Heart is, Scott Memorial Hospital and the U.S. Army Reserve.
Appreciation was expressed to all those participating and event sponsors for their contributions:
Those sponsors included: Sycamore Engineering, Scottsburg High School Athletics, Genpak L.L.C., Derby
Fabricating, Morgan Foods Inc., Austin Tri-Hawk Automotive Inc., Jay C Food Stores Inc., Main Street Auto Sales
Inc., STA Travel, Pepsi Americas, Scott Memorial Hospital, Scottsburg Sunshine Society and Hi-Y, Papa John's Pizza,
Town and Country Feed and Pet Supply, Mark Robinson Sound and Recording Studio, DEC Headers, Gartech
Enterprises Inc., Phillips Network Inc., Leota Christmas Tree Farm, Save-A-Lot, Family Medical Associates, LeRoy's
Food Mart, Dining & Hardware, Amick Home Center, Austin High School Sunshine Society and Sons of Liberty,
Scottsburg Clerk-Treasurer Jan Hardy, James K. Homrighausen D.M.D., The Scott County State Bank, Campbell's
Construction, Knights of Columbus, JD Customs 2, Vail Lumber Co., Scottsburg FFA, Bob Tobias Auctions, Scott
County Farm Bureau, Homemade by Lori, Ken McMichael Auctions, I105.3, AFLAC and Versatech.
“We are already very excited about getting started on next year’s Relay For Life,” said Team Development
chairman Jim Boswell. Anyone wishing to participate is encouraged to contact Boswell at 752-0140.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2008 14:47|