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From the April 24, 2013 issue of The Journal
By CHIP JONES
Relay for Life is the annual life-affirming fund-raising event for cancer research. This year the Stewart-Webster Relay Committee held their event Saturday on the grounds of the Webster Co. Courthouse. Cheering teams cheered, hoola-hoopers hooped and cake walkers walked.
Survivors, family, friends and others supported the fight against cancer that has become one of the most successful fund raising campaigns in history. It is driven by the passion of those who have had a dog in the fight, according to a long-time volunteer.
The event emcee was Heather Griffin, the American Cancer Society contact from the Macon office. Ginger Whit Almon was the coordinator for Stewart-Webster Relay for Life this year and her assistant was Velvet Scoggins.
Kristopher Hendon served as chair of the team games and Tracy Richardson assisted. Sherry Hendon was chair for the survivors and Harriett Walton assisted her.
Jimmy Gaddis, of Lumpkin, provided musical entertainment all afternoon.
Macedonia Baptist Church team won Most Valuable Gamers. Survivors Choice Award was a tie between Lumpkin Baptist and Richland Baptist and Friends.
The total amount raised was $25,822.91. The Platinum Team was Lumpkin Baptist Church, which raised $7,782.91. The Gold Team was Richland First Baptist and Friends, which raised $6,732. 84, The Silver Team was Preston Baptist Church, which raised $3,554.
Individuals who raised $1,000 or more were Harriett Walton and Sherry Hendon.
Seven teams participated: Lumpkin Baptist Church, Richland Baptist Church and Friends, Corrections Corporations of America (Stewart Detention Center), Chattahoochee Co. National Elementary Honor Society, Preston Baptist Church, Macedonia Baptist Church and Richland Methodist Church and Kids.
Stewart-Webster Relay for Life
raises $25,822 for Cancer Society