HOLMES/WASHINGTON COUNTY — As of the start of 2014, the Relay For Life of Holmes/Washington County is up to 19 teams on its way to a goal of 40 teams. We are only 21 teams away from goal. The 2014 Relay will begin at 6 p.m. May 16 and conclude at 11 a.m. May 17 at Pals Park in Chipley to celebrate those who have beaten cancer and remember those who have lost the battle.
Teams that have signed up so far are Atkins, Chipley High School, Community South Credit Union Chipley, Gilley’s Family Opry, Holmes County Sheriff’s Office, Krafty Katz, Northwest Florida Community Hospital, Northwest Florida Reception Center, Orange Hill Baptist Church, Vernon Middle School, Vernon Elementary School Lil’ Jackets, Vernon High School, Walking Warriors, Washington County Health Department, Washington County Rehab and Nursing Center, Wells Fargo, The Sanctuary and West Florida Electric.
Northwest Florida Community Hospital has raised $1,473 and is now a Rising Star. Vernon High School has raised $1,078 and is also a Rising Star.
Gilley’s Family Opry has raised $800, Wells Fargo has raised $748, Chipley High School has raised $659, Washington County Health Department has raised $556, Walking Warriors has raised $ 375, Vernon Elementary School Lil’ Jackets have raised $320, West Florida Electric has raised $300, Krafty Katz has raised $200, Holmes County Sheriff’s Office has raised $70, The Sanctuary has raised $50, and Atkins has raised $40.
The following teams have not raised any money as of Jan. 15: Community South Credit Union, Kate Smith Elementary School, Northwest Florida Reception Center, Orange Hill Baptist Church, Vernon Middle School, Washington Rehab and Nursing Center.
Northwest Florida Community Hospital and the Washington County Rehab and Nursing Center will sponsor “Walk, Run, Glow 5K: Lighting the way for a Cure” at 6 p.m. March 15 at NFCH. The participation fee is $20 for early registration by Feb. 14 or $25 after. Registration by Feb. 14 will guarantee the participant a T-shirt. Packets can be picked up from 1-4 p.m. March 10 at WRNC or 3-5 p.m. March 14 at NFCH. Packets also will be available on the day of the race from 4-5:30 p.m.
For more information, call Christa at 326-0785 or Dena at 638-1610.
If your team is planning any fundraisers, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org so they can be listed in the Washington County News/Holmes County Times-Advertiser and on the papers’ Facebook page.
The next team meeting will be Feb. 17 at Pattillo’s, on the Washington Holmes Tech Center campus.
Contact a committee member on Facebook by searching Holmes/Washington County Relay For Life.