HOLMES AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES - Holmes-Washington County Relay for Life teams recently held their annual wrap-up party at Patillo's Restaurant, located on the campus of Florida Panhandle Technical College. This year’s event raised $63,992.01, about $2,000 shy of the event's $66,000 goal.
The wrap-up party recognized several teams and individuals for their efforts. Recognized were:
Rising Star Teams (raising $1,000 to $2,500) - Maely’s Hope, Fighting Jackets Dream Team, Team Walmart 2114, Zero to Hero, Washington Rehab and Nursing Center, Atkins, and Krafty Katz.
Bronze Teams (raising $2,500 to $3,500) - Community South Credit Union and HTNB
Silver Team (raising $3,500 to $5,000) - Kate M. Smith Elementary School
Gold Teams (raising $5,000 to $7,500) - Doctors Memorial Hospital and Chipley High School
Platinum Team (raising $7,500 to $10,000) - Northwest Florida Community Hospital.
Sapphire Team (raising $15,000 to $25,000) - C.HI.P.S. team
Other awards presented to the C.H.I.P.S. team and its members included Pre-Event Top Spirit Winner, Pre-Event Top Fundraising, Event Top Fundraising, and the Traveling Spirit Trophy. Team member Wilma Payne was also recognized as the Top Individual Fundraiser for raising $4,737.
Special awards were also given to Doctors Memorial Hospital for Best Decorated Campsite, to Northwest Florida Community Hospital for Best Food, and to Regions Bank for having the Biggest Leap in Fundraising.
Washington County Council on Aging also won the Paint the Counties Purple Award for their decorations, keeping up a two-year streak since the award's inception last year.
Donations may still be made to the 2017 Relay for Life effort through August 31 by stopping by Wells Fargo Bank in Chipley, by giving to any team member, or by contacting the Community Manager, Danielle Cappel at 850-297-0588.