Relay for Life 2001 ready to roll
By By SHERRY DIGMON
Advance Staff Writer
The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life 2001 is only days away.
Friday night, hundreds of people will invade Tom Byrne Park for a 12-hour Relay event, capping months of fund-raising activites.
This year's goal is $85,000, a goal that Relay Chairman Judy Pylate has in her sights.
The evening kicks off at 5:30 p.m., with the survivors' reception. Opening ceremonies are at 6 p.m. Games, entertainment and activities will take place throughout the night. Closing ceremonies begin at 5:30 a.m., with the presentation of awards and the final lap.
This year's sponsors are:
Presenting sponsor – Alabama Electric Cooperative
Survivor sponsors – Huxford Pole and Timber, Pepsi and South Alabama Vending, First National Bank, Poarch Creek Indians,
Luminaria sponsors – Dr. Jon Yoder, Petroleum Engineering, Alto Products, Days Inn
Donor sponsors – J-Mar Trucking, Frontier Communications, Staff Chevrolet,
Friends of Relay – Alabama Power Company, Huddle House, Swift Supply, Diamond Oil.
There are 16 teams this year. The teams and captains are: Alto Products – Katie Guyton; Atmore Community Hospital – Vickie Fayard, Brenda Wade; Atmore Nursing Care Center – Scott Hurst; David's Catfish – Nicole Williamson; First National Bank – Kitty Day, Sue Beck; Frontier Communications – Cereal Daniel; Harley Bikes – Dianne Boatwright; Mary Kay – Bonnie Mason; Northview High School – Alison Robinson; Pepsi and South Alabama Vending – Rusty Miller; Poarch Creek Indians – Edie Jackson; Southern Aluminum – Michelle Donnelle; Swift Supply – Kathy Swift; The Atmore Advance – Myrna Monroe, Sherry Digmon; United Bank – Donna Harrison, Nancy Helton; Vanity Fair – Rita Gohagen;
Committee members are: co-chairpersons – Judy Pylate and Rusty Miller; entertainment – Robyn Byrd; survivor reception – Barbara Nemeth; sponsorship – Ronnie Huskey; cancer control and information – Leslie German; luminaria – Sandra Johnson; activities – Matthew Dobson, Terri Godwin; publicity – Myrna Monroe, Sherry Digmon; member at-large – Norma Hall.