CHIPLEY — Preparations for Relay for Life 2014 started early with the first kick off event being held at the Washington County Agricultural Center on Monday, what’s more is this will be the first event with the new combined forces of both Holmes and Washington Counties’ Relay for Life teams.
Chipley High School Spirit of the Tiger Band along with the Chipley High School Cheerleaders made more than a lasting impression as they escorted people in by the dozens to meet the new committee members, participate in booths and activities and show their support.
“Washington County will be joining with Holmes County starting this year,” said Steven Carter, Team Development for Washington/Holmes Relay for Life. “As we all know, when these two counties get together there is no stopping us and there is nothing we can't do. The theme this year is Carnival for a Cure so let's have fun while we help find the cure.”
Each year the location will be switched between Chipley and Bonifay. Holmes/Washington County Relay For Life 2014’s event will be held May 16 and 17 at Pal’s Park Recreation Complex in Chipley.
Upcoming Relay for Life events will be posted in the Community Events section of the newspaper each week and more information can be found at the Holmes/Washington County - Florida Relay For Life Facebook page or contact Connie Smelcer for more details at 850-703-9977.