Preparations for the 2019 Relay for Life are under way and the Hempstead County group is looking to recruit.
According to their website, Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society which is coordinated on the local level by volunteers in thousands of communities around the U.S. and 27 countries around the world.
The Hempstead County Relay for Life is scheduled for April 26 and will be held at the Hope Fair Park Legion Field.
The Hempstead County RFL volunteers met recently to discuss this year’s upcoming events and to decide on a theme. “The Game of Life” was chosen by the group as the title, based on a board games theme. Each sponsored team will use a board game of their choice as their theme. 2019 HCRFL Event Chairperson Janet Choate brought several games for examples such as Jenga, Sorry, UNO and Yahtzee.
Each event for the year was briefly discussed at the meeting, with some of the event sponsors named. The 2019 RFL Golf Tournament will be sponsored by Pafford EMS and the RFL Softball Tournament will be sponsored by Heather Manor.
The 2018 “Celebrity Waiter of the Year” was announced at the meeting. The winners were selected by most tips received, most tables sold and profits from the auction. The 2018 “Celebrity Waiter of the Year” is Terra Newsom from the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana Iron Horses. Gayla McCoy from Southern Bakeries was named runner-up.
The HCRFL Board members will be hosting the Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday, January 23. The next RFL meeting will be Wednesday January 30 at 5:30 p.m. at Sheba’s Family Restaurant.
The 2019 RFL board has a few open positions for anyone interested in taking part. Anyone interested can contact Janet Choate.
The 2019 Board members are:
Janet Choate – Event Chairperson
Dave Phillips – Co- Chairperson
Debbie Walsh – Accounting Chair
Jessie Lewis – Sponsor Chair
Wendy Walters – On-Line Chair
Susie Malone – Luminaria Chair
Susie Grisham – Golf Tournament Chair
Christy Burns – Softball Tournament Chair
Karen Smith – Beauty Pageant Chair
Mark Ross – Publicity Chair