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Participants, sponsors, volunteers appreciated


Dear Editor,

Two weekends ago, hundreds of people gathered at the Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds in Imlay City for the Lapeer County Relay for Life—and we raised almost $100,000 for the American Cancer Society.

Dozens of people served as team captains or committee members. As you can imagine, with an event of this size many different gifts were shared.

I want to take this opportunity to thank the people who donated their musical talents to entertain the people walking around the track, cooking the food, running the auction, handling the fundraisers, and doing all the other jobs that are also important. When I put out the word that Relay for Life was looking for entertainers for this, so many people responded that even with 24 hours, we didn't have enough time to fit them all in! For those who did perform—thank you. For many of you, performing is part of the way you make your living. Yet you donated your time to raise money to fight cancer. Your talents added so much to the celebrations of the day.

Thank you to: Chris & Eric Eilersen, Wendi Blatt, Mariah, R&R Double Take-Richard & Robert Fay, Tantrum III, Don Capman, Subject to Change, Truth, Jaime, One Neo Eon, Far & Away, our DJs, Kyle & Gary Manthei from Manthei Music Productions and Pat Stammers, for providing the sound equipment.

If you have never attended a Relay for Life, I invite you to come next year. This was my 10th Relay for Life. I started as a casual walker with the Kiwanis Club team. Then I was hooked and over the years have been part of three different teams— Kiwanis, Chatfield School and now the Lapeer County Employees Team. Look at this list of entertainers, add in theme laps, games and activities, and you'll realize that we have fun! This is a celebration! Please, join us. I look forward to seeing you at the Fairgrounds next year.

Sally W. Eilersen, Entertainment Chair, Lapeer County Relay for Life
July 02, 2008

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