As co-chairwomen of Meyersdales Relay For Life 2013 we would like to take this time to thank all who participated in this year’s event before turning over the reins to the cochairwomen for 2014, Chalyce Howsare and Bri Knieriem.
We are very fortunate in our area that almost everything is donated. The water for the walkers comes from CSX and one of their employees delivered it to the site. The local Lions Club erected their tent for the Survivor dinner.
The event is held at Meyersdale Area Schools Athletic field and maintenance workers put water out, clean up garbage and keep the restrooms stocked. Little Big Shots put on a fabulous fireworks display. Meyersdale Medical Center supplied a very nice dinner for the survivors. Deer Valley YMCA provided the dessert. Meyersdale Garden Club served the meal. Meyersdale Band Boosters ran the concession stand throughout the event.
Kool Rock DJ provided the music the initial day of our event. Studio 7 School of Dance entertained everyone. Facepainting by Jackie and Cory Weicht was enjoyed by all the children at the event.
We are so very proud that our small communities can exceed a goal of $85,000 when in the past year so many people have lost their jobs due to coal company cutbacks and closures, which in turn has a trickle down affect on the local economy.
Once again, thanks to all those who participated, donated and/or were involved in some capacity. Looking forward to a successful Relay in 2014. Come out and join us next year.
Meyersdale Relay for Life