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W_-_Relay_003_copyNewberry Mayor Bill Conrad kicked off the Newberry Relay for Life event on Tuesday night with a great crowd dressed in 50's style for some Rock & Roll fun. Honorary Chairperson Larry Keene and his family and friends team were all in attendance and special surprise guest "Elvis" jumped in and entertained the crowd. This year promises excitement and the opportunity to raise even more money than last year. The youngest team members, Katie Thomas, Julia Martin and Christianna Norfleet, were all dressed up and registered their team to support this worthy cause.

 NEWBERRY – “One day. One night. One vision. One fight,” quoted cancer survivor Kelsey Tainsh on Tuesday night at the first event to mark the start of fundraising for Relay for Life 2013. Every seat in the municipal building was filled as the Newbery Jonesville Archer Relay for Life committee informed interested parties about the basics of the organization and future events.

There was a luminaire ceremony to honor survivors, those currently in the fight and those who lost. This kickoff symbolized a renewing of the community’s fight against cancer. The first team meeting will be held Nov. 25 at the Milam Funeral Home, and the committee will meet at 6 p.m. each second Tuesday of every month at the Little Red School House.

The ‘50s-themed gathering had a special guest appearance, Elvis impersonator Randy Elvis Walker  and a raffle drawing. Gainesville’s Bacon’s Bbq and Catering and Susie’s Sweet Shop donated a dinner for the meeting.

March 15 and 16, 2013 at Newberry High School will be the official relay event, an 18-hour journey meant to span from night to day to represent the many feelings and mindsets of a person battling cancer.

The committee informed attendees of various services such as the Road to Recovery program that drives patients to their treatments, and the 1-800-ACS-2345 information line. Also available to locals is the Jonesville at First Choice Immediate Care Center Resource Closet that provides women with beauty products on the order of wigs and makeup and a family-oriented Rock Program that throws events like camping.

Relay teams consist of 12 to 15 people that come together to fundraise for the American Cancer Society and each participant is asked to raise a minimum of $100. The sponsors for tonight’s kickoff meeting were Cox Communications, Edifice, Newberry Animal Hospital and Waste Pro.

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cgrinstead@alachuatoday.com

W_-_Relay_003_copyNewberry Mayor Bill Conrad kicked off the Newberry Relay for Life event on Tuesday night with a great crowd dressed in 50's style for some Rock & Roll fun. Honorary Chairperson Larry Keene and his family and friends team were all in attendance and special surprise guest "Elvis" jumped in and entertained the crowd. This year promises excitement and the opportunity to raise even more money than last year. The youngest team members, Katie Thomas, Julia Martin and Christianna Norfleet, were all dressed up and registered their team to support this worthy cause.

 NEWBERRY – “One day. One night. One vision. One fight,” quoted cancer survivor Kelsey Tainsh on Tuesday night at the first event to mark the start of fundraising for Relay for Life 2013. Every seat in the municipal building was filled as the Newbery Jonesville Archer Relay for Life committee informed interested parties about the basics of the organization and future events.

There was a luminaire ceremony to honor survivors, those currently in the fight and those who lost. This kickoff symbolized a renewing of the community’s fight against cancer. The first team meeting will be held Nov. 25 at the Milam Funeral Home, and the committee will meet at 6 p.m. each second Tuesday of every month at the Little Red School House.

The ‘50s-themed gathering had a special guest appearance, Elvis impersonator Randy Elvis Walker  and a raffle drawing. Gainesville’s Bacon’s Bbq and Catering and Susie’s Sweet Shop donated a dinner for the meeting.

March 15 and 16, 2013 at Newberry High School will be the official relay event, an 18-hour journey meant to span from night to day to represent the many feelings and mindsets of a person battling cancer.

The committee informed attendees of various services such as the Road to Recovery program that drives patients to their treatments, and the 1-800-ACS-2345 information line. Also available to locals is the Jonesville at First Choice Immediate Care Center Resource Closet that provides women with beauty products on the order of wigs and makeup and a family-oriented Rock Program that throws events like camping.

Relay teams consist of 12 to 15 people that come together to fundraise for the American Cancer Society and each participant is asked to raise a minimum of $100. The sponsors for tonight’s kickoff meeting were Cox Communications, Edifice, Newberry Animal Hospital and Waste Pro.

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