Relay For Life gets rowdy

Monday, March 12, 2012
This Hank Williams, Jr. autographed guitar will be given away as part of the 2012 Relay For Life

Organizers of the Clay County Relay For Life have received a special donation which is sure to attract the attention of many throughout the area, as well as their "rowdy friends."

Jerry and Chris Lewis, of Lewis Motor Company in Piggott, donated a Gibson Epiphone D-100VS acoustic guitar, signed by country music outlaw and legend Hank Williams, Jr.

The guitar has piqued the interest of many fans in the area already.

"I've gotten several questions and comments about the guitar," said Clay County RFL Board member Susie Bowman. "We've had several people stop by to see it."

The Epiphone D-100VS is one of Gibson's most popular acoustic guitars. The body is crafted from mahogany, featuring a timeless sunburst finish.

With the country legend's signature, the guitar has been transformed into much more than just an instrument, becoming a valuable piece of music memorabilia. Williams is a Grammy Award winner and has received numerous Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards during his career, which began in the 1960s.

The drawing for the guitar will be held June 23. The winner does not have to be present at the time of the drawing.

Chances for the autographed guitar are $5 each or three for $10. Chances will be available through Clay County RFL members, as well as at Silas Pest Control and other area locations. The guitar currently is on display at Silas Pest Control in Piggott.

The Clay County Relay For Life also is selling "Hogwild for a Cure" Razorback t-shirts and Relay cookbooks. The items are available at Silas Pest Control in Piggott and will be on display throughout various community events.

Eye-catching attractions such as the guitar are used to help volunteers raise funds for the ongoing efforts to raise cancer awareness and support research into finding a cure.

"Everyone's life has been affected by cancer in some way," Bowman said. "Every dollar we raise makes a difference."

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