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County Relay for Life may break $80,000

Published 5:39pm Thursday, May 17, 2012

Relay season has come to a close and Tallapoosa County has currently raised $78,645.

By the time all of the fundraising is submitted, it will mostly likely break $80,000! Congratulations to all of the teams, committee members, and supporters.

The Hollow at the Sportsplex proved to be great location and provided an intimate atmosphere. Children were everywhere and there was such a positive energy.

I had an awesome experience this spring covering many of the fundraisers and enjoyed being a part of it all.

Relay Awards:  Forrest Gump Award:  Dr. John Blythe, Napoleon Dynamite Award:  Leprechaun, Individual with the Most Spirit:  Mabry Cook, Leader of the Pack Award:  Jennifer Baker, Individual Spirit of the Relay Award:  Janet Austin, Relay Contributions Award:  Alex City Parks & Rec, Spirit of Relay Award:  RMC, Best Team Camp Award:  Stephens Elementary, Best Team T-Shirt Award:  RMC Pharmacy, Rookie Award:  Dadeville Elementary, Devil Wears Prada Award:  Preceptor Beta Alpha Theta, Great Outdoors Award:  ALDOT, Footloose Award:  CACC Ambassadors.

Little Black Dress held their Grand Re-opening last Saturday.

The industrial chic space is perfectly suited to Stephanie Smith’s gem of a store. Be sure and check her out in Lake Martin Living magazine this month.

GiGi’s Cupcakes, chicken salad sandwiches, chocolate strawberries, and strawberry lemonade were served as patrons browsed the racks.

Spotted: Twila Gordon, Jennifer Rice Sprayberry, Bethany Missildine, Marilyn Brown, Blair Windsor, Saylor Abram, Angelia Windsor, Alison Palmer, Kristen Barnett, Kelli Mask, Luke Robinson and Brett Pritchard.

Mother’s Day was Sunday and hopefully everyone showered their mothers and the women in their life with love, but most importantly, with the gift of their time.

I ate lunch with my family at Jake’s and many other people had the same idea. Sunday’s menu consisted of baked ham, fried chicken, or grilled chicken with mushroom sauce, cornbread and rolls, salad, mashed potatoes, purple hulled peas, green beans, several other vegetables, and blackberry cobbler was served for dessert.

Spotted:  Tony and Jan Meyers, Brittany and Todd Haynie, Steve and Emmett Crowe, Reese Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Hardy, Delona Nolen, Laura Gulledge, Adam Burroughs, Jenny Carter, Tillie and Chester Parks, Bill and Marie Parks, Katie Parks, Brian McGregor, Landon McGregor, Scott and Cindy Blake and family, Carmen and John Blake, Church of Christ members, Scott Davis and family, Rob Railey and family, Judy Keel and family, Melinda Poole and family, Syble Johnston, Shirley Penton, Harold Taylor, Blake and Linda Shaffer. 

This Saturday is Friends of Children’s Harbor Tour of Homes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of.

Also on Saturday is The Union Volunteer Fire and Rescue’s 30th annual Spring Festival.

It will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Union Fire Department with live music from the Highway 280 Band.

Get out and enjoy the weekend!

Howell works as an advertising representative for Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc., in addition to writing this column. Contact Howell at to keep her In the Loop of events.