Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Winston County Relay for Life KICKOFF!!!

The first 2016 Winston County Relay For Life meeting will be help on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 5:30 at Fresh Market Grill(formally Luigi's).

For individuals thinking of registering a team you can do so NOW! The Winston County Relay for Life Committee needs businesses, churches, clubs, schools and people who desire to fight against cancer to form a team!
"This is a great opportunity for schools to get their students volunteer hours! BETA Clubs, honor society students…GET INVOLVED!!! If you have students in your church, schools or other organization who wishes to gain his or her volunteer hours, this is a great way! All the students have to do is work by supporting their team of choice and after Relay, they can be given a letter with volunteer hours," said Brandi Krajewski, Winston County Chairperson.

Team registration will begin on Tuesday, January 12 at 5:30 at Fresh Market Grill. Teams are asked to send one person who can pick up team packets and register your organization. For more information about having a 2016 Winston County Relay for Life team contact Brenda Johnson atbrendajj54@yahoo.com or call 662-803-4039.

The Winston County Relay for Life will be held on April 22, 2016
at the Louisville Coliseum. This year, the Winston County Relay is taking on a circus theme, which teams are asked to show their best depiction of in their campsite or booth decorations. Relay organizers have always used decorations to help bring attendees into the spirit of the event, both for the main event and for team areas. "Kids always enjoy a fun, family oriented night at Relay and by using a circus theme this will bring more kids to be involved," Krajewski stated. The event is held this year from 5:30 until 10:30.

At 10:00 the night of Relay, the annual luminary service will take place. Individuals can purchase luminaries in memory or honor of someone who has battled cancer. The luminaries are $10.00 each. "It is a beautiful time to reflect on those who are no longer with us. It gives us a time to remember them. But, it also gives us HOPE! It allows us to celebrate all those who have beat cancer," said Krajewski. Individuals wishing to purchase a luminary can stop by Penny's From Heaven or purchase them the night of the event.

“The Winston County community always comes together and shows tremendous support of Relay and we know they will do the same this year to help us celebrate "Fighting Cancer Under The Big Top! “ says Krajewski.

As of date, The 2016 Winston County Relay for Life Committee is as follows:

Chair: Brandi Krajewski
Co-Chair: Amy Hillyer
Accounting: Matt Woodward and Laura Harris
Logistics: Matt Hillyer and Alan Krajewski
Activities: Makeysha Glenn and LaCrystal Glenn
Sponsorship: Kiley Kirk and Taylor Krajewski
Team Recruitment: Brenda Johnson
Decorations: Cindy Baker and Apryl Bane
Luminaries: Penny Crowson, Joann Clark
Survivors: Allison Shanabrough & Kristi Stapp

Anyone who wants to be involved in joining the fight against cancer is encouraged to contact one of the committee members. We need volunteers from our community to get involved.