Lois Crawford of Jonesville tells Relay for Life co-chairman Torance
Inman how long she has been a cancer survivor.
Relay meets goals
By ANNA BROWN
It was a night for the record books.
There were two goals Friday night at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life - raise $100,000 and get at least 111 people to sign up for Cancer Study 3.
Both goals were met. Relay Chairman Beth Lancaster said Saturday morning during the closing ceremony that $97,555 was in hand and the goal would be exceeded when all teams turned in the money they raised.
So many people wanted to volunteer for the cancer study that some had to be turned away. Mrs. Lancaster said 111 plus 15 percent more were allowed to volunteer.
“We are the only Relay to reach its goal on Relay night,” Mrs. Lancaster said.
She said meeting both goals could be attributed to one thing.
“It goes back to the people in Union being committed to finding a cure for cancer,” she said. “I am ecstatic.”
Team Leroy, created in memory of Leroy Belue, raised the most money of any team, $16,251. No new team has ever raised that much money, Mrs. Lancaster said.
The team's goal was $10,000. It did not form and start raising money until February.
“We had very dedicated team members who worked hard at fund-raising and came up with different fund-raising ideas,” said Beth Martin Belue, Leroy's widow. “We worked at it.”
Dollar General Distribution raised the most money among veteran teams, $10,590.
Among the veteran teams, Red Spot had the best theme, “Rounding up a Cure.” Best banner went to Jonesville Elementary/Middle, “Rocking Around the Clock.” Bogansville won best campsite, “Welcome to Paradise: No shirt, No Shoes, No Cancer.”
The best theme for a new team was won by Youth Leadership Union, “Keep Calm and Dance On.” Blue Ridge Hospice won best banner, “Disco for a Cure: Stay Alive.” Team Leroy won best campsite, “Let's Give Cancer the Royal Flush.”
During drawings announced Saturday morning, Austin Ayers won the mini I-pod. Madyson Atkins and Kaylie Jane Addis won trips to Carowinds. Jennifer Jansen won the trip to Gatlinburg and Rita Northern won the gun given away by Team Leroy.
Spirit of Relay awards were won by Blue Ridge Hospice, Sims Middle School, Team Leroy, Red Spot, Jonesville Elementary/Middle School, Grace United Methodist School, Fairforest Baptist Church, Dollar General, Union County High School, Youth Leadership Union, Austin Rehab, Bantam Chef, Bethel United Methodist Church, Bogansville United Methodist Church, Covenant Baptist Church and St. Luke Baptist Church.
“BE KIND TO ANIMALS WEEK”
DOG SHOW WINNERS 2013
Sponsored by – Union County Humane Society
& Union County Carnegie Library
BEST IN SHOW – “T- Bone” - Brandon Trammell
Smallest Dog “Lil Man” – Hanna Bannister
Dog with the Silkiest Coat “Winston” – Aleigha Hornsby
Spottiest Dog “Rocky” – Miranda Bowser
Shakiest Dog “Chucky” – Judy Bowser
Most Playful Dog “Roxie” – Emia Bowser
Dog with the Shortest Hair “Poppy” – Toccoa Switzer
Dog with the Shortest Tail “Lucky” – Tammy Greer
Dog that’s the Best Sniffer “Sue Sue” – Emily & Mason Bennett
Dog that’s the Best
Combination Breed “Skeeter” – Samantha Shetley
Dog that’s Most Likely to be
Confused with another Dog “Coco” – Judy Chapman
Youngest Dog “Chip” – Madison Bramlett
Dog that’s Most Likely to be
Confused with another Dog “Coco” – Judy Jenkins
Most Curious Dog “Bella” – Sarah Wilson
Most Obedient Dog “Dixie” – Justin Hall
Dog with the Loudest Bark “Lily” – Ruthie Dean
Dog with the Best Perm “Buck” – Garrett & Melle Ponder
Sweetest Dog “Lily” – Kathy Sinclair
Dog with the Longest Hair “ Wiggles” – Gracie Messer
Dog Most likely to be
Phantom of the Opera “Skeet Skeet” – Tyler Trammell
Dog with the Prettiest Color “ T- Bone” – Brandon Trammell
Most Feminine Dog “ Flora” – Jaryn Cudd
Most Timid Dog “ Sofia” – Kyle Hudson
Best Dressed Dog “ Bailey” – Jaryn Cudd
Dog with the Curliest Tail “Callie” – Margaret Sheorn
Dog Most Likely to Bribe a Judge “Easton” – Hetti Millwood
Dog Most Likely to be Left in the Snow “Bear” – Hyatt Edens
Most Gentle Dog “Jack” – Hayley Edens
Friendliest Dog “Jenna” – Ken Edens
Blackest Dog “Buster” – Hannah Copeland
Biggest Dog “Teddy” – Sabrina Richardson
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Posted May 13, 2013