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Relay for Life hosts yummy fundraiser

By By Adrienne McKenzie
Pat James Hall's chicken salad proved to be the best salad in town for the second year at Monday's Relay for Life salad tasting held at the Atmore Area YMCA &Community Center.
Atmore area residents had the taste of a variety of salads at the second annual Relay for Life salad tasting Monday. The salad tasting is held as a fundraiser before the main event, which will be April 26 this year.
According to committee member Walt Butler, the turnout for the salad tasting could have been better this year, but those who were in attendance were in for a treat.
"We were hoping for a little larger of a turnout, but we do appreciate those that did come," Butler said. "We knew they got some great good."
Butler said the salad tasting competition is held in order to raise a little extra money for the American Cancer Society.
"This lady that that worked with the American Cancer Society said this was a good project that was held in Dothan," Butler said. "So we thought we'd give it a try."
There were a variety of salads for tasting at the event including pasta, seafood, fruit and chicken.
Hall was proud of her No. 1 winning chicken salad, but she's also proud for another reason. Hall said her and her daughters, Cheryl James Phillips and Julie James Woods, are the only mother/daughter team who Relay in Atmore.
Other individuals and organizations who participated in the salad tasting included, First United Methodist Church, Cindy Lee with Atmore Nursing Center, First National Bank &Trust, Atmore Garden Club, Mary Helen Graham, United Bank, "Atmore News" and Butler.
More Relay for Life activities to come in Atmore include:
For more information on "Walk Across Atmore," call Poarch's team captain Gayle Johnson at 368-9136 ext. 2210.
Tickets for this event will cost $10 and can be obtained by contacting any Poarch Relay team member.
For more information about Relay for Life, keep reading the Advance.