Tractor drivers, spotters needed as Relay draws near

Published 3:14 pm Thursday, April 29, 2010

Able to handle a tractor or willing to serve as a spotter? Then the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life board could use your assistance as they count down the days to Relay 2010.

At the April board meeting on Wednesday, logistics chair Roy Hale said tractor drivers and spotters were needed to help shuttle attendees back and forth from the Super Foods parking lot to the YMCA football field, the site of the Butler County Relay For Life on Friday, May 7.

Jessica Garrard, community representative for the ACS in the county, wants to remind all RFL team captains should be prepared to turn in their monies at Bank Night next Thursday between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Butler County Bank. Team captains will then be able to pick up their T-shirts for their members.

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Gerri McGinnis, activities chair, said she was still looking for items for the event’s first Silent Auction.

“Every team that donates an item to this auction automatically wins 1,000 Relay Bucks,” she said.

Other new, albeit tentative, additions to the roster of events includes appearances by members of the Ritz Players in full costume to tie in with this year’s Hollywood theme, and radio interviews with team captains taking place via wireless mike during the event. Favorites such the Chicken Chase, Relay Idol and the Miss Relay Womanless Beauty Pageant will return.

Survivors Luncheon chair June Earnest said they were expecting approximately 130 attendees at Friday’s annual Survivors Luncheon set for 11:30 a.m. at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Greenville.

This year’s RFL in Butler County is scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. on May 7. Ralph Stacy will return as the event emcee.

For more information, contact RFL chair Galahad Smith via e-mail at or by phone at 334-657-9057.