This past weekend, caring individuals came together at the Logan County Football field to help fight for a cure for cancer. The 2013 Logan County Relay for Life event was not only fun filled, but very emotional and touching proving that once again Logan Countians care about one another.
There were 91 cancer survivors honored with a t-shirt and a medallion as their names were called. Photos of Relay and the Survivors were taken by Photography by Sara, you can view those pictures on YouTube at 2013 LC Relay For Life Survivors Slideshow.
The Relay made $4,500 at the basket auction that was conducted by Brent Summers.
“He did an excellent job for us,” said Terrie Lawson, Community Representative Mid-South Division of the American Cancer Society, Inc.
Logan County met their goal this year by raising over $100,000. At this point they have raised almost $104,000.
Awards that were given were included: Top Fundraising Team- The “A” Team, Second Top Fundraising Team- United Methodist Temple, Third Top Fundraising Team- Ventra Plastics, Best Decorated Campsite - New Vision Community Church, Rookie Team of the Year- Logan County High School Soccer Teams (Second Baptist Church was a top contender for Rookie Team of the Year), Best 70’s Outfit - New Vision Community Church and The Belinda Ray 200% Traveling Trophy went to New Vision Community Church, who also had most percentage increase from last year.
The Night Owl Awards (those teams that stayed all night) went to: Pink Power, Second Baptist Church, Logan County High School Soccer Teams, Stuart’s Chapel, New Vision Community Church and The “A” Team.
Sky Lanterns were released in honor and in memory of those who have or are fighting or have won or have lost the battle.
“It was a beautiful ceremony that is already planned to be done again next yea,” said Lawson.
A fireworks show was set off at midnight, donated by Riley Burchett Realty. “It was a great show!” added Lawson.