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Walking for a cause

Annual Relay for Life raises $40,000

July 16, 2012
Anne Blankenship - Managing Editor ( , The Daily Freeman Journal

More than $40,000 was raised by teams of walkers taking part in the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Hamilton County.

Committee member Pat Nokes said there's still time to make a contribution to the Relay.

"If people missed the Relay because of the heat or another reason, they can still send a donation to me at 992 Buxton Drive, Webster City,"?she said.

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- Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Anne Blankenship
Survivors, dressed in purple T-shirts, led off the Relay, taking the first lap around the track Friday night.

Organizers said that about 300 people attended the event, either as a team member, a survivor or a spectator.

"We were pleased with the turnout and participation,"?said committee member Susan Leman.

Relay Chairman Bev Huisman said she was pleased with everyone's efforts for the event. She gave a special mention to the fundraising efforts of Asbury United Methodist Church. The project collected enough quarters to circle around the entire track.

"The adults wheeled them out in wheelbarrows, and the kids laid them out in a row all the way around the track,"?Huisman said.

Huisman also thanked the Midwest Rampage players for providing the dunk tank, and all who helped with games and entertainment.

"They were all a big hit with the crowds,"?she said. "As were the Williams Lions Club's fireworks."

Huisman also noted that the annual pie auction was another success.



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