Letter to the Editor 8-26-14

Dear Editor,
  Another Relay for Life has come and gone.  It was in hopes that the time change this year was going to be a good thing, but with the weather conditions turning from lightning and then rain it was an evening that was cut short.  The Relay Committee consisting of Kent Applebee, Steve Davis, Dan Haist, Amanda Strait, Jamie Kegle, Deanna Metro, Char Love, Tari Kadel, Alfreda Maley, Linda Stillabower, Niki Henderson and Tammy Kimminau (American Cancer Society) would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors for their support for this event.

  A special thank you to Tom’s Music House for the use of the sound equipment, Jessica LeDuc and the Blade Empire for all of the advertisement, Wildside Creative for helping with all of the survivor signs, Smith brothers Reece and Randy Smith for the wonderful BBQ, Riley Davis, Bob Cook, Paul Moon for organizing the car show,  Max and Me, Kurt Shoemaker, Left of Center, the City of Concordia,  and Christina Brodie – this year's guest speaker– and to all the families of the committee members for their help and support.

 Our Corporate and in-kind sponsors are as follows:  American Legion , Champlin Tire Recycling Inc., Citizens National Bank, Central National Bank, Cloud County Health Center, Coca-Cola, Coldwell Banker-Kaleidoscope Realty Inc.,  Concordia Auto Mart, Concordia Chevrolet-Buick, Concordia Town and Country, Concordia Tractor, Inc., Condray and Thompson, Dairy Queen, Dano’s Carny Tent Crew, Duis Meat Processing, El Puerto Mexican Restaurant, F & A Food Sales Inc., Family Health Mart Pharmacy, Gambino’s Pizza, George W. Hays & Son, Inc., Grassland Gardens, Hale’s Refuse, Ideal Market, Jamie Kegle – KC’s Country Expressions, Kearn Auction House, Koch CPA, Peoples Exchange Bank, Quilts by Design, Rod’s Food Store, Schendel Pest Control, Short Stop, State Bank of Delphos-Glasco, Walmart Super Center, Farmway Co-op, and USD 333 for the opportunity to move Relay back to the High School track. 

 Each team that was represented put on several activities that were carried on throughout the night which were enjoyed by most in attendance.  This year's teams and their team captains were Cancer Warriors – Christian Hendershott, Friends Who Care – Dan Haist, Clyde Chamber – Jamie Kegle, E Lemon ate Cancer – Deanna Metro, Concordia Cancer Support Team – Linda Stillabower and Tari Kadel, and the Cancers Kryptonite team – Ali Elssaser and Nena Pierce. 

 And most of all we would like to thank all of our Survivors and Caregivers who came out to Relay and also took part in our Survivor lap because, after all, this is why we do what we do.  We were not able to experience the lighting of the luminaries because of the weather, but hopefully will be able to get this accomplished next year. 

 Thank you to everyone who came out and spent the day with us.  Hope to see everyone next year!

                                                                                                                                        Relay for Life Committee

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