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Relay for Life events calendar released

If there is one cause that brings Chilton County together, it’s Relay for Life. Between now and the Relay event on April 30, all kinds of fundraisers will be held in support of the American Cancer Society.

“I hope people will pay close attention to the events going on and that people in the community will support each other,” Relay chairperson Ann Glasscock said. “Although we are on different teams, we’re all on one big team together.”

There are 57 Relay for Life teams across Chilton County this year, surpassing the goal of 55 teams.

“I think our teams are doing more unusual fundraisers. It’s giving everybody an opportunity to participate somehow,” she said.

Following is a calendar of events scheduled for the coming weeks:

March 4: Studio B painting fundraiser at Chilton Medical Center at 6:30 p.m. Participants will paint Big Al and Aubie. Tickets are $35. For more information, call 280-0061.

March 5: Deadline to submit names to the Chilton County Board of Education’s billboard fundraiser. Each name is a $100 donation. For more information, call Kim McKinney at 280-2904.

March 5-6: A yard sale sponsored by Mid Alabama Rovers will be held March 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and March 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Central Alabama RV Sales on County Road 42 in Jemison.

March 6: A yard sale will be held on the front lawn of Clanton Internal Medicine, 1008 Lay Dam Road, beside Chilton Medical Center.

March 6: Benefit singing at Bell Lane Baptist Church with Canaan Land, Four-given Voice, Gospel Aires and Chosen Two beginning at 6 p.m.

March 6: Relay for Life sale sponsored by SouthernCare Hospice from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the McKinnon Motors building on Highway 31. Ten families are involved in this sale. This is a rain or shine event.

March 12: Olive Garden spaghetti supper at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church No. 1 on County Road 50. Tickets are $10 apiece; money is due by March 9. Plates will be available for pickup in the fellowship hall beginning at 5 p.m. For tickets, call (205) 965-3971.

March 13: Men’s Day Out Fish Fry on County Road 480. Dr. Jeff Price and the Rev. Tony Hughes will be speaking. $20 tickets may be purchased at Helen’s Place. For directions, call Jud Messer at 755-9130.

March 13: Bell Lane Baptist Church will sell ribeye steak plates from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include a ribeye steak, baked potato, corn on the cob, Texas toast and homemade cake slice. For tickets, call 389-2050.

March 20: “Reaching Beyond for a Cure” old-time gospel singing at Hopewell Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Churches, choirs, soloists and groups are welcome. For more information, call Bernethia Childress at 755-6121.

March 20: Cruisin’ for a Cure motorcycle ride sponsored by Clanton Internal Medicine. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with breakfast, followed by a ride to Wind Creek State Park with lunch provided. Admission is $20 per bike and $5 per additional rider.

March 25: Chilton Medical Center donut sale. A volunteer will be going around to local businesses selling them at $5 per box. To pre-order, contact Ashley Davis at 280-3534.

March 27: Inaugural Relay for Life softball tournament at Clanton City Park fields 4 and 5 sponsored by Bell Lane Baptist. Any team that would like to enter may call 389-2050 or 389-0367. Entry fee is $150.

March 27: Yard sale at Clanton First United Methodist Church gym. Half of proceeds will benefit FUMC Youth, and the other half will be donated to Relay for Life. Donations for the sale are welcome.

March 27: Relay for Life car show behind Clanton City Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is sponsored by New Life Community Church. Donations are $20 for the first car, $15 for second car and $10 for third car. Awards will be given. For more information or to pre-register, call Kristi Langston at 668-7678 or 470-3978.

March 27: Relay for Life singing at Burning Bush Church in Jemison featuring Sounds of Faith and Way Lighters at 6 p.m. Contact Carl Headley at 646-3807.

March 31: Relay for Life drawing at Clanton Elementary. Students will sell $1 opportunities to win $100 dollars. Tickets will be sold between March 22 and March 30 with the drawing held on March 31 at CES.

April 1: Raffle for a boy’s and girl’s Easter basket held by Clanton Internal Medicine. Tickets are $1 apiece or $5 for six. A drawing will be held Thursday, April 1.

April 1-3: Associated Foods will donate $5 for every Boston Butt or slab of ribs sold to benefit Relay for Life.

April 2: Clanton Elementary students may have their picture taken to “snap out cancer” at $5 per photo.

April 3: Tea Time for a Cure at Helen’s Place from 2-4 p.m. for $20. Bruce Walker of Alabama Storytellers will speak. Tickets are available at Helen’s Place on Second Avenue South in Clanton.

April 10: Chilton County High School SGA will sell steak plates at Lil’ Suzy Q’s on Lay Dam Road. For more information, call the school office at 280-2710.

April 10: Benefit auction in the fellowship hall of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church No. 1 on County Road 50. People may browse beginning at 4 p.m., and the auction will begin at 5. To donate items, call Robin Ray at (205) 965-3971.

April 16: Spaghetti dinner at Chilton Medical Center benefiting Relay for Life. Plates are $6 apiece and may be picked up starting at 3 p.m.

April 17: Chilton County High School Relay for Life bake sale at Corner Park. For more information, call 280-2710.

April 17: Liberty Hill Baptist Church “Riding for a Cure” bike ride departing from the church at 10 a.m. Lunch is included. The first 100 to register will receive a T-shirt. Registration fees are $25 for single rider or $35 for double. Rain date is April 24. For more information, call (205) 369-3403 or 755-7865 or visit www.libertyhillonline.org.

April 17: New Life Community Church Relay for Life motorcycle ride at 11:30 a.m. (registration from 10-11 a.m.) Donations are $25 per bike and $5 per additional rider. Dinner will be provided. Call Kristi Langston at 668-7678 or pre-registration.

April 24: Pink and Purple Un-birthday Party and silent auction for all cancer survivors from 6-10 p.m. in the Helen Parrish Activity Center of Clanton First United Methodist Church. There will be food, fun and door prizes.

April 24: Benefit singing with the Gospel Aires at Pleasant Grove Baptist No. 1 on County Road 50 beginning at 7 p.m. An offering will be taken.

April 30: Mother’s Day basket raffle sponsored by Clanton Internal Medicine. Tickets are $1 apiece or $5 for six. Drawing will be held April 30 at the Relay event. You do not need to be present to win.

April 30: Relay for Life event at Clanton City Park youth league football field from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning.