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Hundreds Walk for a Cause

By Staff | Jun 3, 2015
Participants walk the track at TCHS. One time around equals a quarter mile.
Ron Hoskinson, Vicki Glasscock, Jessica Stine, Mary Jo Childers, and Buggs Eddy make up Common Ground, a band which plays Appalachian, Traditional Bluegrass and Old time country music.
Bubbles were a source of entertainment for the kids attending Relay for life.
Luminaria bags are transformed and illuminated after dark at every local Relay For Life event. Each luminaria is personalized with a name, photo, message or drawing in memory or honor of a friend or loved one who has been affected by cancer.

Festivities for the Tyler County Relay for Life kicked off at 5 P.M. on May 30, where temperatures were in the high 80’s. Those who were walking or running could be seen with sweat dropping off of their faces and drenching their clothing.

There were a total of 19 team which consisted of 181 participants. However, the top three team were AIB Bobcats bringing in a total of $2,359, Crusaders for a Cure bringing in a total of $1947.81, and Peoples Dollar for a Cure bringing in a total of $1723. The top three participants were Katrina Byers bringing in $896.09, Sandy Furbee bringin in $657.25, and Debbie Weekley bringing in $569.19. The 19 team combined brought in over $30,000.

In addition to walking the track, other activities could be participated in along with many booths. Someof the activities were facepainting, volleyball, Relay races which included traditional and sack races, hula hoops, frisbees and parachute activites. There was also line dancing presented by Tyler Consolidated students, the survivor reception with entertainment by Chelsea Smith and Becca Childers. The cornhole tournament was held at 6 p.m. and there was also a dance and tmbling group. The opening ceremony consisted of the American Flag being presented by the Sistersville VFW Post 6327, the National Anthem being sung by the TCHS Choir, a welcome speech by Joyce Hagerty and Gwen Davies and the mission statement by Justin Boyd. Common Ground also sang in the style of Bluegrass which was followed by the Luminaria ceremony.