2009 Fulton County Relay for Life

Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Photos by Steven Looney

They say, "It's about a community taking up the fight" and Fulton County showed their hometown pride as we worked together and raised $28,593, to continue the battle against cancer. A special thank you to all our sponsors, including Ash Flat Walmart, who gave us a $500 grant, for a total of $7,350, to all of you who bought a luminary for a total of $1,120 and to Sue Hutson who did a beautiful job on the service. Team totals were: Rockers $5,202, Linda Inc. $3,436,Viola School $2,802, Bank of Salem $2,280, Caregivers $2,231, Areawide Media $1,539, White River Area Agency on Aging $1,342, Powerwalkers $522, RagMuffins $507, Who $388, White Oak $157, Dixie Harris $139. We had 28 survivors with a guest who came to our "Birthday Party." Thanks to Salem Square Bakery for the beautiful cake and to Mrs. Fern at Salem Florist for the balloons. Thanks to our local media, KSAR, Areawide Media and Salem Cablevision for keeping our message out there and Cindy Bragg who MC'd for us this year. Thanks to Ron Plumlee for setting up and providing a stage and sound system for us and for his friends who shared their time and talent, along with all the others who entertained us; the three men who shared their locks for love; Salem High School for the use of the football field; very special thanks to our committee members; team leaders; and Barb Cons who came to all our meetings and helped pull it all together. Be sure to join us next year, June 11, 2010, as we continue to take up the fight! The event is done for this year, but remember, there is no finish line until we find a cure. Linda Gregg, Fulton County Chair