To the editor:
The Relay for Life of Logan County has proven again
that with the support of Relay Teams and the communities of Logan
County we can help secure a cure for Cancer. Although funds can
still be credited to the 2015 goal of $64,600 we celebrate that to
date $54,767 has been reported. Top Individuals were: Carolyn Motley
($1406), Donna Miles ($1210) Esther Boward ($1020) Cheryl McGill
($539) and Susan Barcolow ($500). Top teams were: Ethel’s Angels
($2500), Faith Hope Love ($1984.31), Purpose Driven People
($1877.55), Angels All Around Us ($1755) and Northwest Wildcat
There were 780 luminaries lit in honor of or in memory of loved ones
who fought the fight. The leaders of the 27 teams participating
were: Bob Hashman, Lori Metelko, Cheryl McGill, Esther Boward, Mary
Ellen Martin, Carmen Zurkamer, Kathleen Brumbaugh, Ruth Hieronymus,
Tamara Dietrich, Debbie Cooley, Carolyn Pech, Nicole Lee, B. J.
DeFrees, Samantha Cooley, Jim Gehlbach, Michelle Bauer, Cara Davis,
Holly Woodhall, Elaine Menzel, Carol Reiners, Amanda Vinyard,
Cherokee Sydney, Cyra Buttell, Trenton Crawford, Lindsay LaFrance,
Brad Whiteman, Michelle Harruff, and Georgina Binzen, along with our
representative from the Springfield office, Rachel Ray’s guidance,
who helped make this possible.
A great support of the Relay were the business sponsors: Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Bassi Construction, Charron Auto Body,
CEFCU, Country Finance, Croft Fertilizer Services, (Middletown),
Culligan, Davis Brothers of Elkhart, Eaton, Elkhart United Methodist
Women, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Graue Inc., Harris
Hodnett Insurance Services, Illini Bank, Jim Xamis, Lessen Family
Farms, Lincoln Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Lincoln Elks Lodge #914, Lincoln
Field Gas Storage – Ameren, Logan County Paramedic Assn. Inc.,
Midwest Dental, Moriearty Insurance Services, NAPA Auto
Parts/Lincoln, New Holland Banking Center, Orvil-Powell Insurance
Co. (Mt. Pulaski), Prairie Creek Community Chest, Remington Seeds,
LLC, Safe Haven Hospice, St. John’s Hospital, Stag R. Inn/Emden,
State Bank of Lincoln, Sugar Creek Orthodontics and The Farmers Bank
of Mt. Pulaski.
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Other ‘In Kind” sponsors were: Barrick Trucking, Devin’s Crew,
Forget me Not Floral & Gift, Guzzardo’s Italian Villa, Jake’s
Furnishings, Kroger Floral, Lincoln Christian Church, Lincoln
College, Lincoln Daily News, New Herald Review, Stahl’s Furniture,
Sysco, The Lincoln Courier and Three Roses Floral.
We also benefitted from fundraiser donors: Country Aire Restaurant
(Atlanta) and Culver’s of Lincoln and Judy Worth and wigs for
survivors: (Fabulous Hair Styles), Special thanks to Lincoln College
for the Woodlawn site for the Thermometer, Mike Maske and Dan
Naughton auctioneers and the youngsters who handed flowers to the
survivors at the start of the Survivor Lap.
Of no less importance are all those who supported this Relay with
time, donations, signs in yards and participation in any of the
We would especially like to acknowledge the special friends of the
survivors who designed, ordered and made possible a Survivor Pin for
those who have fought this battle – their Purple Ribbon a symbol of
survivorship. It does take a group effort such as we experienced it
again in this year’s Relay for Life “Ready- Set GO for the Cure” and
with all those hands and more we continue the goal of destroying
this horrendous disease.
Thank you Logan County!
Devin Vannoy & Tonita Reifsteck, 2015 co-leaders.
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