From Staff Reports
Webster Countians turned out Friday night to demonstrate their support for cancer education and research during the 2014 Relay for Life.
“Where Relay Dreams Come True” was the theme of the annual American Cancer Society fundraiser at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora’s walking track.
Jonathan Holmes served as master of ceremonies, with Bill Stewart singing the national anthem and Jason Carson giving the invocation during the opening ceremony. Connie Black, director of Food and Nutrition at NMMC-Eupora, served as Relay chair.
The event included survivor, caregiver and teams laps, Luminaria and Torch of Hope ceremonies, and a sky lantern release. Nancy Bagwell spoke during the luminaire ceremony about surviving cancer.
Throughout the night, Relay team booths were selling concessions and other items, children enjoyed playing on inflatables and area talent provided musical entertainment.
Lloyd Young and Frances Cresap were named Relay King and Queen. Top Relay teams were Tomnolen Baptist Church, Fox Corner Extended and Eupora First Baptist Church.
Providing musical entertainment were Justin Boatman, the Eupora High School Jazz Band, Joyful Noise Quartet, Elvis tribute artist Josh Buford and daughter Presley, Long Time Coming, Restored, Garrett Oswalt and Arey Wilson, and South of Memphis.