Pike County Relay for Life board members are preparing for another year of fundraising for the American Cancer Society. They approved several changes to the leadership committee, including making Mike Cox chairman for the event. The position had been held by Angel Stowers for more than five years.
“Angel has been the heart and driving force behind this event for a long time and still supports Relay,” said Deidre Anderson, ACS community manager. “We’re all looking forward to a smooth transition in leadership. We’re looking for additional volunteers interested in joining the 2014 committee.”
Anderson said the wrap up meeting held July 10 was a successful end to the year. Several awards were given to teams who helped make this year’s event a success.
“I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the teams who were able to make it out to our rain reschedule date, to those who fundraised all year and were unable to make it due to the reschedule date and to those who support Relay for Life outside the actual event,” said Anderson. “Special thanks go to Pike County High School, Friendship Presbyterian and the Boys and Girls Club for braving the hot day with us.”
The Top School Team award was presented to Pike Primary which raised $5,700.75. The Top Community Team award was presented to United Bank which raised $3,941.71. The Top Church Team award was presented to Mt. Gilead Baptist which raised $2,322. The Top Individual Fundraiser award was presented to Julie Carter who raised $1,275 to support her team Pike Primary.
Awards for Best Decorated Campsite were also presented, with first place going to Meansville Baptist Church, second place to CORK and third to Shelly’s Blessings. The Best Team Banner award winners were Mt. Gilead in first place, Team Willis in second and United Bank in third.
The first place Best Rookie Team award went to Team Brent, with second place awarded to SCTC Nurses Pull the Plug on Cancer.
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