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Advocate, GPD team up for Relay

Published 3:14pm Friday, March 1, 2013

The Greenville Advocate and the Greenville Police Department are teaming up to round up Greenville’s most wanted.

The roundup will raise funds for Butler County’s Relay for Life.

“Cancer is a horrible disease, and we all have friends and family that have been affected by it,” said Tracy Salter, publisher of Greenville Newspapers, LLC. “We wanted to do something out of the box and fun that would help raise funds for Relay for Life.”

The cost to have one of “Relay’s Most Wanted” rounded up is $25. Those who are taken into custody by the GPD will be held at the police department until they are bailed out for a minimum of $10.

Those wishing to have a friend, family member or co-worker picked up by the GPD can email the name of the person to relaysmostwanted@greenvilleadvocate.com or call Laura Gibbs at (334) 382-3111 beginning March 11. The roundup will take place March 14, 21 and 28.

All proceeds raised will be donated to the Butler County Relay for Life.

Greenville Police Chief Lonzo Ingram said he and his officers are happy to have the opportunity to assist in raising funds for Relay for Life.

“So many people are affected by cancer,” he said. “The GPD is happy to be a part of this endeavor and we hope that it’s truly successful. We’re excited to be a part of anything that raises funds for such an important cause.”

Butler County’s Relay for Life will be held May 10 at the Greenville YMCA.

The goal for this year’s event is $85,000.

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