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Full evening planned for Relay For Life

A full schedule of fun, fellowship, and entertainment is planned for the 2009 Copiah County Relay For Life, set for this Friday evening at the county fairgrounds in Gallman.

The event will kick off at 6 p.m. with the survivors reception. All cancer survivors are encouraged to attend. Music will be provided by New Again of Copiah County. New Again includes Clay Foster, Eric Wicker, Allen Marler, Stacey Goodman, and Brad Goodman.

From 7:00 to 7:30 Cindy Assink will entertain, along with interpretetive dance by Sereah Pickett. From 7:30 to 8:30 By Faith will be on stage, followed by Jimmy Dixon and his daughter from 8:30 to 9:00 as well as Cindy Assink. Practice will perform from 9:00 to 10:00.

The luminary ceremony, a moving part of the annual Relay events in which candles are lit in honor and in memory of cancer victims, will be held from 10:00 to 10:30 p.m.

From 10:30 to midnight, entertainment will include Eric Sharp.

The Relay For Life is the annual signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. For cancer information 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call toll free at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit our Web site at


Bring the family to the Relay at suppertime and purchase a tasty meal from one of these teams:

Prayer Warriors – fish/chicken plates, smoked turkey legs

Harper’s Hope – nachos, hotdogs, muffins, water, candy, pickles

Kountry Kousins – sausage dogs, hamburgers, soft drinks

Survivor Team – cake, teacakesa

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