POMEROY — Efforts of the Meigs County Relay for Life to raise money for the American Cancer Society were successful with $20,246.52 already turned in and an anticipated increase in that amount since all collections have not been completed.
Courtney Midkiff reported that the fund raising goal this year had been set at $27,000.
At the Relay for Life event held in the Thompson-Roush Building on the Meigs County Fairgrounds, 43 cancer survivors attended, along with many family and friends who support fund raising for the Cancer Society. Nine teams participated in raising money through projects and contributions over the past several months.
As before, the Relay for Life program was held at the Thompson-Roush Building on the Meigs County Fairgrounds.
At the event the Bethany Church Sonshine Circle coordinated and served the cancer survivor reception which was held in the Coonhunters Building.
The Meigs Middle School in a program coordinated by Jo Dunn, a teacher, to raise money for the Relay for Life fund, presented a check of over $6,100 from the students and staff at the school. It was the largest amount raised through a mini-relay and other efforts for the cancer program. It was noted that this was Ms. Dunn’s final year to handle the mini-relay as she is retiring from teaching.
Midkiff said that there will be a wrap up-meeting on Thurs., July 10, at 5 p.m. in the banquet room of the Wild Horse Café to discuss what worked and what didn’t at the 2014 Meigs County Relay for Life, and to hear suggestions for a volunteer to chair the 2015 event. Anyone with an interest in this local fight against cancer is invited to attend, she said, noting that meals are at individual’s expense.
For those who cannot attend, but have comments to share, she asked that they be e-mailed to her at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4 p.m. on the day of the meeting.