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RELAY: Survivor dinner planned

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 With LaRue County’s Relay for Life less than three months away, local businesses are beginning to step up for the all-night event scheduled for May 16 at Hodgenville Elementary School.

LaRue County Farm Bureau and Blue Cross Blue Shield have signed on as Circle of Friends sponsors joining Good Time Cruisers who donated as Fight Back sponsors last fall. In addition, the LaRue County Girls’ Volleyball Team’s Volley for the Cure Tournament and Create It, a local shirt printing company, formed a partnership which netted $2,000 for the local LaRue Relay effort. Fort Knox Federal Credit Union has once again pledged $1,000 as Survivor sponsor.

In the past week, two new teams have joined Relay: Team Hopper and Mission of Hope. Team Hopper, formed to honor the late Hopper Tharp who died last summer from lung cancer, is headed by his granddaughter Aletha Bault. Mission of Hope’s captain is Beth Williams, whose husband, Jeremy, overcame cancer several years ago.

Other teams already in action are Mountain Movers, Circle of Friends, Freedom Angels, Living Strong, Becky’s Team, and Veirs Crew – Keeping the Faith.

Plans are underway for the third annual survivor dinner which will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at First Baptist Church Hodgenville.

According to Survivor chair Kathy Ross, this event has steadily grown each year and this year is no exception. Each survivor will be treated to a great meal and early registration for Relay for Life. Survivors are welcome to bring guests at a cost of $10 per plate. A special program is also planned.  Reservations, which are required, should be made by Friday, March 14. For more information or reservations, contact Ross at 270-234-3309 or at ross4659@windstream.net.