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Sam Houston EC Relay for Life Team Raises Nearly $9,000

Sam Houston Electric Cooperative employees, family and friends came out in full Relay spirit at this year’s Polk County event. Held April 26-27 at Pedigo Park in Livingston, the 2013 Relay for Life event celebrated with a movie theme.

Sam Houston EC joined in as the Flintstone family, including appearances by Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty. The team sold sausage on a stick and drinks, as well as gave participants a chance to spin the prize wheel.

Raffle tickets were also sold for prizes—an Apple iPad, Kindle Fire, a fishing trip and casino trip. Winners included Ronnie Hindsman, Stephanie Spore and Jeff Slone.

The opening ceremony began at 7 p.m., followed by the celebratory survivor lap and the luminaria ceremony at 9 p.m. Relay walkers kept up the momentum throughout the evening, circling the track until 7 a.m.

This Relay season, Sam Houston EC alone raised nearly $9,000. Teams from around the county joined together to raise $235,000 to be donated to the American Cancer Society.

According to the American Cancer Society, each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement.