The total is creeping toward the $75,000 goal, but more money needs to be raised throughout April for the American Cancer Society’s local Relay For Life.Sunday’s Poker Run raised $885 as the route took motorcyclists around scenic ScrevenCounty. On Saturday, April 11, people instead will be able to drive a golf ball, and then sing a song or two. The annual “Survivors Dinner” is Tuesday evening as the community continues to gear up for the May 1 and 2 twelve hours of Relay.On April 11, an 18-hole fundraising golf tournament for Relay will be at Briar Creek Country Club. Sign up for the tourney by 9:30 a.m. and tee off at 10:30 a.m.The golf tourney format is Captains Choice so beginners are encouraged to play. The entry fee is $25. Lunch will be available.Organizers ask the community to come out and support a worthy cause and enjoy a beautiful day on the course.A “Music-A-Rama” is scheduled on Saturday for the Sylvania Amphitheatre, behind the courthouse, from 1 to 6 p.m. The public is invited to this Relay event, sponsored by JacksonBaptistChurch and its team leader Connie Howell. People can come sing a song or just sing along.Among those scheduled to perform April 11 include Glen Walden, Bill Lane, Vicki Bragg, R.C. Cline and Patsy Finch. Karaoke music will be provided as singers can choose from hundreds of songs. “Pickers and grinners” also are welcome.Bring chairs, blankets and coolers for an afternoon of musical fun. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed. Donations will be accepted for the American Cancer Society.The next Team Captain meeting will be Monday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the library.The theme of this year’s Relay is “PEACE + HOPE + LOVE = RELAY” as teams can select from 1960s songs to decorate their campsites at Cail Field May 1. The teams also must create Relay slogans which use their team songs. Then they must perform the song during the singing competition the night of Relay.
To sign up a team, contact either KathyrnYoules at 912-978-1349; Dale Reddick at 912-682-1168; or Willene Dickey at 912-564-2223.More than 20 teams have raised in excess of $25,000 thus far.
To honor area residents and their caregivers, the annual “Survivors Dinner” has been set for Tuesday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the CailCommunity Center on Millen Road.
On April 18, a giant yard sale will be held at the amphitheater as the Relay For Life committee teams with Keep Screven Beautiful. Boston butts will be sold that day at $20 a piece. Tickets for the Boston butts are available now at Walls Diner.The 2009 Great American Cleanup will be April 18 as this year’s theme is “Green Starts Here.” This year's GAC will be part of the “Earthstock -- Celebrate Spring” gala.Keep Screven Beautiful also will have an opportunity drawing for handyman Roydine Robinson to do yard work for four hours. Tickets are $5 each and the drawing will be May 1 at Relay. The tickets are available at the Cotton Patch, Screven County Library, RockyFordCity Hall and the Hiltonia Package Store.The Relay For Life Pageant is planned for April 25 as Tammie Lewis will organize the event this year. An application for the pageant has been published in the Sylvania Telephone and additional copies are available at Walls Diner. The 2009 Miss Screven County Livestock Festival and current Relay For Life pageant queen Victoria Bohannon will crown the newest queen.
“Bank Night” will be April 27 at 5 p.m. at the Sylvania branch of the Bank of Newington. That also will be the evening for team captains to pick up their Relay T-shirts for team members.
During the 12 hours of Relay on May 1 and 2, team contests will include dance, limbo and hula hoop.
Bill and Peggy Lanford request that luminaries to honor or memorialize people with cancer be turned in to them before 7 p.m. the night of Relay. Teams can turn in their forms now for the bags of lit candles that will line and illuminate the walkway at Relay.