|By Bob Weaver|
Katherine Burrows helps well-known Calhoun teacher,
Elva Yoak, 88,
who walks the entire loop
Cancer survivors from Calhoun-Gilmer walk the relay Friday
It is a moving experience when the music swells and the American Cancer
Society's walk-a-thon "Relay for Life" begins, and you see the passing
parade of your neighbors, friends and family members who have somehow
managed to survive cancer.
Friday evening was no exception, with hundreds of Calhoun and Gilmer
county folks turning our for the all-night event at Morris Field in Glenville. It
was a dampish affair with rain showers and chilly May temperatures, but the
determination won out.
KISS ME IF YOU CAN - Joni Cutlip (L), daughter of Jay and Cindy
Rittenhouse of Buckhannon and Tina Aldridge (R), daughter of Larry and
Judy Morton of Grantsville
Pastor Harry Siers strikes the big 65, saying "It's Medicare
Calhoun's "Relay for Life" groups have raised several thousands of dollars in
2002 to fight cancer, the total amount to be announced.
It is the spirited-fun, sharing food and being good camping neighbors that
makes it a very special event.
Enon Baptist Church "Country Kickin" group
Mt. Zion UM Pastor Rick Swearengin usually has a big appetite
The rains came, but spirits not dampened
Burl Simers was left in charge of "Bosom Buddies" food tent,
but he was caught...
"Most people like their hot dogs burned a little..."
It was also a walk remembering people taken by cancer