Letter to the Editor

Way to go, McCook

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Dear Editor,

McCook's Relay was held Aug. 4 at Norris Park and in spite of a much

needed rain shower it was a huge success! The money's all counted and

once again McCook surpassed its goal for the Relay. Our goal of $40,000

was exceeded this year when we raised nearly $47,000. There are several

fund-raisers within this event that take place at the Relay event as well

as the months preceding our Relay For Life. Along with our Corporate

Sponsors we had several local businesses that made donations to the Relay

this year. As as new fund-raising event this year each team was asked

to donate a basket for the "Silent Auction" at McCook's Relay. In

addition to the team donations Cheri Sigwing donated a basket of Avon

Products, and Country Whimsey donated a gift basket and Creations by

Crystal donated a beautiful hand strung bracelet to be auctioned off. Oz

Tex held a raffle where you purchased a $10 ticket for a chance at $20

worth of donuts.

The Survivor Lap was delayed because of the rain, during which one survivor was heard to say "it's washing away the cancer". As the sun reappeared along with a rainbow we had the Survivor and Caregivers Lap and balloon release. The Luminarias dried out and we were able to light most of them at dusk. Also making a popular return was the "Miss Relay" contest, where the men dress up like women and go around town and collect money for the Relay. Kelly Powell (Hillcrest Team) handed over his crown from last year to Clay Jordan (Hillcrest Team) this year's winner.

The top three teams for the year were Daddy's Angels with $3,745; AmFirst with $3,744 and Hillcrest with $3,576. The top three in the individual sales for the event were Nancy Trail, Daddy's Little Angels $1,380; Cindy Dame, Parker Family & Friends $1,160; and Shane Sis, AmFirst $1,000.

Shane and Deb Smith and Sheila Snyder were Chairpersons and Cal Siegfried emcee'd (most of the night in his purple slippers and red union suit courtesy of Brown's Shoe Fit and Garrison's for Men) for this years relay.

All of them did a super job!

The 2006 Relay For Life Committee would like to thank all of the survivors, team captains, team members, volunteers, and businesses or anyone that donated to this year's event. We couldn't do it without you!


Cindy Dame


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