Relay Fundraising Hits High Gear Across County

Yard Decor – Butler McLeod returned to his house after church Sunday and discovered new yard decor–the purple tire was placed as part of the Relay For Life fundraiser events this spring. McLeod made a donation to the Relay, presenting the check to James Morgan to remove the purple tire. Recipients of purple can get it removed by following instructions left with the tire, which includes a $30 donation to have the tire removed with a guarantee that it will not return or a $20 donation to hav

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WATER VALLEY – With just over a month until the Relay For Life annual event, the fundraising is in high gear with several exciting activities.
    Team members will be conducting roadblocks across the county and students at Water Valley High School and Coffeeville school will compete to see who can raise the most money for Yalobusha County’s Relay For Life.
    “Students and teachers will be able to contribute to this fundraising event by putting dollars and change in jars that will be located in the office of each school,” explains Relay For Life Publicity Chairman Jeannie Clement.
    The money will be counted on Bank Night, April 25, to see which school won.  A trophy will be awarded to the winning school.  
    “So parents, grandparents, neighbors, and friends please give your extra change or bills to these students to contribute to their school challenge, as we all participate in this worthwhile funding event to help with the fight against cancer,” Clement reports.     
    The roadblocks are scheduled in Water Valley and Oakland on Saturday, March 23, from 8 a.m. until noon (rainout date April 6). The Coffeeville roadblock is also scheduled April 6 from 8 a.m. until noon (raindate April 13).
    Participating teams in the roadblocks will register at 7 30 a.m. the morning of the road blocks.
    Members of the Relay For Life teams continue to sell Relay t-shirts. The t-shirts are white with purple and black art work and are available in sizes youth to XXX-large.  
Youth through X-Large size shirts will be $10, XX-Large will be $11, and XXX-Large will be $12.
To purchase a t-shirt, contact one of the team captains:
    • James and Ethel Morgan: 473-1658
    • Missy Burney: 809-8094
    • Jeannie Clement: 473-3589
    • Rubye Carr: 473-3509
    • LaToya Morgan: 473-7002
    • Diane Hervey: 809-1983
Relay for Life is a unique and fun way to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society.
This year the annual event is scheduled Friday, April 26, at Crawford Sports Complex in Water Valley.

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