By Valerie Werkmeister
It’s a good feeling to know when you are doing something good. The Posey County community can take pride in knowing that their contributions, big or small, helped the American Cancer Society’s North Posey Relay for Life team meet their goal this year. The fundraising season officially wrapped up on August 31, with North Posey bringing in a total of $79,135.
The total amount each team raised this year are as follows: All Star Merchants – $4,191.59; Class of 2013 – $2,507.03; Relay Committee – 561.64; Cookin’ Friends – $3,689.09; CSB State Bank – $3,769.59; Dollar General – $2,755.63; Hopf Family – $10,669.59; Jeepsters – $1,152.34; North Posey High School – $1,808.54; North Elementary – $2,653.59; One Stop Express – $3,346.37; Pearisons, Inc. – $10,165.00; Posey County Liquor – $537; Robinson Twp. Conservation Club – $3,220.80; Schmitt Family – $1,721.74; St. Francis Xavier Church – $5,101.97; St. Paul’s United Methodist Church – $2,518.05; Tepool Family – $3,099.99; Tops – $2,413.71; Tri-Kappa – $2,004.59; Viking Wrestlers – $2,240.89; Zion-Lippe United Church of Christ – $6,413.64.
“We are extremely proud of the hard work and effort that our community puts into our relay event each year. I am so thankful to live in such a giving community,” North Posey event chairperson Carolyn Higginson said.
Fundraising for the 2013 event has officially started and will continue through December 2013. The American Cancer Society has decided to change to a calendar year schedule rather than a fiscal year schedule.
Next year’s event will take place on June 8 and 9 and North Posey High School. Higginson will pass her leadership role onto her sisters, Mary Peach as event chair and Judy Baehl as co-chair.
The two top fundraising teams, the Hopf family and Pearisons, Inc., were recognized for their outstanding efforts in donating over $10,000 in contributions. Each team recently received a special award.