The Christian County Relay for Life organization still has a little work to do to meet its overall fundraising goal this year, but there’s still time to do it in.
Relay Chair Ashley Johnson told WHOP’s Jim Love early Saturday morning that $126,046 had been raised at the conclusion of the Relay, not far from the goal of $130,000.
Ms. Johnson says that’s okay, because the deadline to meet that benchmark is August 31st and she believes they will get there.
As previously reported, the local relay groups raise money all year long—so working into the summer to help find a cure for cancer shouldn’t be anything out of the ordinary for the groups.
Ms. Johnson said $96,000 had already been raised before the opening ceremonies of Friday night’s event at the Stadium of Champions—which drew a great crowd on an unusually cool June evening.
Hundreds of supporters and cancer survivors attended the 20th annual Relay for Life fundraiser that kicked-off tonight and will conclude Saturday morning.
Relay for Life Chair Ashley Johnson says she was astounded to see how many supporters and cancer survivors showed up for the fundraiser.
Area residents were in for a treat this afternoon as members of the Hopkinsville Movers and Shakers Civic club held their 15th annual tasters luncheon that featured an assortment of tasty goodies.
Officials say for the price of $8, residents had their choice of various home-made entrees and side-dishes.
Minority Economic Development Initiative Executive Director, Henry Snorton says monies raised from the luncheon will go towards consulting fees for anyone wanting to open their own business.
Only a couple days remain for residents to bargain hunt during the 400-mile yard sale across Kentucky and along historic Highway 68.
Hopkinsville Convention Visitors Bureau Director Cheryl Cook says individuals from around the country travel to the Commonwealth to participate during the event to look for deals.
Officials with the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County are inviting the public to attend an annual event that highlights local residents from the past.
Executive Director Alissa Keller explains more details about Supper in the Cemetery.
Ms. Keller says Supper in the Cemetery is a unique event that is only put on by the museum and that residents should attend the event at least once in their life-time.
For more information about Supper in the Cemetery contact the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at 270-887-4270.