Relay preps for fun

Published 12:47 pm Monday, October 29, 2007

By By Adrienne McKenzie
The Relay for Life team captains met Thursday to discuss future fundraisers and other ideas to raise money for cancer research.
Relay for Life co-chair Becky Ganey said a lot of good ideas for fundraising at places of employment either involve incentives or are not a lot of hard work.
"Have them pay 'x' amount of dollars and they can dress casually," Ganey said. "You can sell Relay notepads, that let's the community know what you're doing. And, we have change collectors, you can sit them out on the counter and people will put their spare change in it."
More ideas for fundraising included recycling aluminum cans or people who bake can bake a cake and those who want a piece of cake can put money in a jar in exchange for some yummy goodness.
More fundraisers that are already planned included a tailgate party at the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. PCI also plans to have 'daffodil days' scheduled for March 17-19, 2008. They will pre-sale daffodil plants for $15 from present until Jan. 18, 2008. The plants will be delivered March 17-19, 2008. There will be dinner and a show on March 15, 2008 hosted by PCI. There will also be a Christmas Dance on Dec. 15, a fashion show on April 5, 2008, a Relay talent night Feb. 23, 2008 and breakfast fundraisers on Nov. 16, Jan. 11, 2008, Jan. 25, 2008 and April 18, 2008.
The Atmore Nursing Center sold Christmas ornaments during Williams Station Day. On Oct. 31, they will have a Halloween Bake Sale. On Nov. 12, they will have a loaded potato lunch and on Nov. 17 they will have a car wash at Advance Auto Parts. All proceeds go to Relay for Life.
Masland Carpets will host a Relay for Life Chili Cook-off Competition on Nov. 9. The chili will be sold during the employees' break for $1 a bowl and the person who makes the best bowl walks away $25 richer.
Those who would like their fundraiser ideas in the Atmore Advance, please email
The Relay for Life teams will have a Chili Cook-off on Dec. 8 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Heritage Park. Teams need to provide a minimum of 5 gallons of chili. Four ounce cups, a two-ounce ladle, spoons and napkins will be provided for the team. There will be a Pepsi wagon available to purchase drinks.
The winner of the competition will receive 50 percent of the profits credited to their Relay for Life team donations and the remaining profit will be split evenly between each team that participated in the cook-off.
There is no fee for entering the contest.

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