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Logan County’s annual Relay for Life event was held this past weekend and proved to be a big success as attendance was definitely up from the past few years. Terrie Lawson, Specialist Relay For Life Mid-South Division American Cancer Society, Inc. was very pleased with the turnout and is overwhelmed the amount raised to help fight a disease which affects us all in one way or another.


“I felt attendance was up this year, which is a direct result of the excitement of our teams,” said Lawson. “We had a lot of wonderful veteran teams and several new teams that did fantastic.”


Before the event, Lawson said the total came in at $52,000. The night of the Relay $40,000 was raised. Lawson said the expected total will be $97,500 for the year. Sponsorships are still coming in.


“The committee did a fantastic job planning the event,” Lawson said. “We had wonderful, meaningful ceremonies to honor our survivors and remember those who have lost their fight. My hope is that the community can see the heart and soul that goes into this year around commitment to raising money and awareness for cancer research. Without the money raised through Relay For Life, so many would not receive lifesaving cancer treatments.”


There were 30 teams that participated this year, more than the Relay has had in several years. Sponsorship brought in over $18,000.


The Sponsors this year for Logan County’s Relay for Life were:


Logan Aluminum


Logan Memorial Hospital


Logan Telephone Coop


Ventra Plastics


Emerson Electric


Crop Production Services


BB&T


First Southern National Bank


Hutson, Inc.


Scott Waste


Champion Petfood


Hughes Farms


Summers Kirby Sanders Funeral Home


Security Seed and Chemical


Logan County Auto and Towing


Coffman Metal Works


Crabtree Furniture


The Teams included:


Amanda Gossett/State Farm Ins.


Cates Cabinets


Elite CNA’s


Emerson Electric


First Baptist Church


First Southern National Bank


Geralds Printing


Lewisburg Banking Company


Lewisburg Elementary Relay Rangers


Lewisburg IGA


Liberty Baptist


Logan Aluminum


Logan County High School Faculty


Logan County High School Soccer Teams


Logan Family Practice


Logan Memorial Hospital


Logan Telephone Co-op


New Vision Community Church


Pink Ladies


Roping for a Cure


Rowdy Roundups


Stuart Chapel Methodist Church


Sylfoni’s


The “A” Team


United Methodist Temple


US Bank


Ventra Plastics


Wal Mart Sparks


Walnut Grove Baptist Church


The 2014 Relay Committee is as follows:


Event Chairs:


Laura Jaynes


Pete Lawson


Team Development:


Teresa Jessup


Team Recruitment:


Lori Gafford


Survivorship:


Taylor Dunlap


Beth Clark


Sally Clark


Sponsorship:


Courtney Wright


Dylan Byrum


Activities:


Jamie Taylor


Luminaria:


Donna Baugh


Jonathan Baugh


Debbie York


Online:


Kige Ramsey


Accounting:


Maria Lawson


Darlene Anderson


Logistics:


Daniel Gaston


Alan Hall


 
 
 
 
 
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