Back in 1997 local volunteers organized the first ever American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Copiah County. Thirteen teams raised around $30,000 that first year. The Relay was held on July 27-28 in downtown Hazlehurst on the Courthouse Square and lasted a full 24 hours. A total of 29 volunteers made it all happen, along with dozens of team members.
To read more about the event, see the Copiah County Courier, on sale throughout Copiah County