Rallying for Relay for Life

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By The Staff

Marion County raised a total of $40,233 during this year's Relay for Life event.

"For a total of nine teams, it's awesome," Lisa Sandusky, Relay chairperson, said.

And, although there were only nine teams, this year's event was one of the best, Sandusky said.

"It was like the way it used to be. We had fun all night long," she said.

Kim Bell, who was in charge of the Survivor's tent, said 92 survivors registered for the event, which she was very pleased with.

Bell said she hopes more people get involved with Relay for Life in the future. As of right now, only five people are on the event's planning committee, and they could really use some help. Sandusky said she thinks that won't be a problem next year.

"I've had so many people come up to me and say they want to get involved in Relay," she said. "I'm so excited for next year."

This year's top fundraising team was 12 Kids For A Cure/Tharp Family. The top corporate fundraising team was Montebello Packaging. The best decorated campsite award went to Hummingbirds/Rogers Family and the most team spirit award went to 12 Kids For A Cure/Tharp Family.