Relay fundraising under way

Published 12:01 am Thursday, November 3, 2011

The annual Relay for Life fundraising is under way. | File photo


The annual Covington County Relay for Life campaign is in full swing, officials said Wednesday.

Relay Chair Carrie Turner Thomasson said the organization is up to 13 teams so far, and the goal is 25 teams.

Thomasson said the first of three main fundraisers is on the horizon.

Beginning Nov. 12, the Relay for Life committee will sell Iron Bowl door-front bows.

“There will be two bows, one for Alabama – red and white – and one for Auburn – orange and blue,” Thomasson said. “They will look great on businesses’ doors or on your house door to show your team pride. I know I’ll have one.

Thomasson said the committee has set a goal to sell 100 bows, which will make $2,000 toward cancer research.

Bows are $20 each.

“With the Iron Bowl coming up and Southern football spirit alive and well, we think the folks of Covington County will be happy to help us reach our goal,” she said.

The sale will last through Nov. 19.

Anyone interested in ordering them can contact, Thomasson at 488-3100, 427-3802 or or any other Relay for Life team member.

The next Relay for Life meeting will be Tues., Nov. 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m. for committee leaders and 6 p.m. for team members and the public. It will be held at the Covington County Board of Education.

Presenters will include Alison Tew, team development chair, speaking on “What makes a Relay for Life team?” and Vickie Wacaster, team fundraiser chair, on “Fundraising Ideas.”