Relay kicks off with lunch in the park
By By MARY-ALLISON LANCASTER – Managing editor
Relay for Life will be held in March, which means teams and other participants only have a few months to get into gear and start fundraising.
To kick off next year's event, committee members held a lunch in the park on Thursday, Nov. 10. Pig Daddy's handed out free food while everyone listened to music and learned about Relay for Life. This year's title sponsor is Southern Pine.
Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society's signature activity, and it is the largest community fundraiser in the world. This year's committee members have been working hard to make next year's event a huge success.
The first team captains meeting will be held at the Brewton YMCA on Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. The meetings will continue to meet every second Thursday of each month. Every $1,000 earned needs to be turned in.
On Dec. 3, the second relay for Life bridge tournament, fashion show and luncheon will be held at the Brewton Country Club. Coffee will be served at 8:30 a.m. and bridge will promptly begin at 9 a.m. Every team of two must pay a $10 registration fee. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. and the fashion show will begin once lunch has been served.
Lunch will include chicken salad, pasta salad, croissant, fruit and dessert.
Participation in the tournament is not required to enjoy the fashion show and luncheon. Tickets for the fashion show and luncheon costs $25. Bridge players who want to eat lunch and watch the show must also pay $25 each. Anyone interested in the tournament should contact chairman of this year's event Paula Gerety at 867-5418 or 363-0737 no later than Monday, Nov. 28. Tickets will be available at Hines Realty or from any Relay committee member.
Committee members have also added a new concept to the fashion show. Any vendor interested in purchasing a booth for a $50 donation to the American Cancer Society will be allowed to display their merchandise. Vendors will only be allowed to display merchandise. Items cannot be sold but vendors will be allowed to take orders.