"Relay" team getting ready

Wednesday, April 9, 2003

WRECK (Walking Rectorites Encouraging Cancer Knowledge) team members are busy with fundraisers for this year's Clay County Relay For Life.

The Relay will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Heritage Park in Piggott. All WRECK and Relay proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society's research to find a cure for the dreaded disease.

Several WRECK team sponsors have signed on with more expected to join. To date, the sponsors include Manning-Haley Farms, Bryan Blackshare, DDS, Now and Then/NATCO, Crockett Farms, Glen Sain GMC, Fred and Teresa Sain, Graves Enterprises and Clay County Democrat.

The team captain is Michele Haley.

WRECK will again giveaway four tickets to a St. Louis Cardinals game and $75 spending money.

Another giveaway will be a special pink and purple quilt donated by Mary Kay consultant Donna Sue Ashcraft-Fincher. Tickets for the quilt are available for $1 each or five for $6 and are available at the Clay County Democrat, Rector Water Department, Janice's Family Hair Care, Affordable Home Furnishings, Now and Then or from Haley or Sarah Howell.

In addition, WRECK will host a spaghetti supper from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the Rector Community Center.

The price is $5 for adult and $3 for children for a dine-in or carry-out meal that includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink. Advance tickets are available from Haley or Howell.

Luminary forms will also be available at the dinner and at the Clay County Democrat office.

Luminary are purchased in honor of loved ones continuing to fight cancer or in memory of those who lost the battle.

The luminary ceremony closes out the April 26 Relay event, and the names will be read aloud during the special time of remembering and reflecting.

The day begins with the survivor's walk, where those brave individuals are honored for their courage. Activities are planned throughout the day, and a wide variety of delicious food items will be sold by the teams.

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