Relay for Life draws near

Published 4:39 pm Wednesday, April 6, 2011

With 22 days left until Relay For Life, groups and participants are putting on numerous fundraising events.

“The fundraisers are going very well, and we’ve reached our goal for sponsorship,” said Ann Glasscock, Relay For Life chairwoman. “I’ve heard some teams have actually surpassed their goals already.”

Currently, the walk has raised $10,140.74 and has 248 participants and 41 teams.

“I’m happy we have raised the amount of money we have because of the tough economic times right now,” said Glasscock. “It just goes to show how supportive Chilton County is of Relay For Life.”

The next captain meeting will be Wednesday, April 13. Captains will choose their campsites during that time, said Glasscock.

Bank night, where other money raised will be turned in and T-Shirts will be distributed to the individuals who collected more than $100, will be held on Thursday, April 28.

“We want to stress to any cancer survivor, on a team or not, make sure they register because we want all to be recognized,” said Glasscock. “They’ve been through a tough time, and we want to order T-shirts and show them recognition.”

Listed are the Relay For Life fundraisers that will take place this weekend around the county:

•Mid Alabama Rovers will sponsor a yard sale and bake sale for Chilton County Relay For Life this Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9. It will be held at Central Alabama RV in Jemison on Highway 42 East from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

•Associated Foods in Clanton will have their annual Ribs to Go Fundraiser for Relay For Life this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April, the 7th-9th. Slabs of ribs will be sold for $15 and Boston Butts for $25.

Five dollars from each purchase will go to Chilton County Relay For Life. If any schools are interested, deliveries will be made to the schools on Thursday or Friday.

•Liberty Hill Baptist Church (LHBC) presents Riding for a Cure, a bike ride benefitting Relay For Life. Registration will be held from 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at the church on Saturday, April 9. The ride begins and ends at LHBC, with lunch to follow. Registration fee will be $20 for single rider or $25 for double. For more information, call Bob Cole at 205-369-3403, Ricky Mims at 755-7865 or visit

•Elite Salon presents Spring Bling Party on Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. Prizes will be given for the Blingiest hat, Blingiest shoes and Blingiest outfit. This event will be held at Elite Salon in Clanton.

•There will be a yard sale at the former Dairy Kreme on Higgins Ferry Road on Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9.