Less than week until Relay

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 23, 2011

With less than a week to go, the Covington County Relay for Life fundraising effort is just shy of 30 percent of its $120,000 goal.

Ressie Gray, a member of the fundraising committee, said collections are currently at $34,116.

“Our major fundraising will come in Tuesday when we hold bank night,” Gray said.

This year’s Relay event will be held Friday at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds and will feature a 1950s theme.

“We are set to rock and roll,” Gray said. “We are excited to have Elvis, The Back 40 Band and, of course, our annual Miss He/She beauty pageant, which this year, includes a talent competition, and fireworks by Bama Boys Fireworks.”

There are 25 teams participating in this year’s Relay event.

Gray said due to the tornado damage at the Kiwanis building, this year’s survivor’s dinner will be held outside.

“Workers will also be at the fairgrounds beginning at 8 a.m. if anyone needs to purchase luminaries or make donations,” she said. “We will have a full concession stand, and activities for everyone from children to adults.  We want everyone to come out and support the community.”

Opening ceremonies begin at 6 p.m.