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Sammy & Terri Cundiff carry the Relay banner
Part of the Thrasher Kitchen Crew


Thanks to all that helped make this year’s relay a success – with the set up, take down, working the event, plus all the committee and teams.

Also to those that took the time out of their busy schedules to attend and raise money to help those that are fighting the battle of cancer. Cancer never takes a vacation or rest. Wish it did and we no longer have to have relays.

What a great moment it was when the survivors did their walk and Sammy and Terri Cundiff carried the banner. Sam is a miracle and how wonderful it was for him and his beautiful wife Terri to be here with. He has been through so much. Our hearts are always heavy for all the survivors. We love them all.

This year the dinner for survivors went Mexican with tacos and all the trimmings, prepared by the Thrasher Kitchen Crew headed up by Jo Brooks, Carol Mattox, Shirley Rice, Allean Lilly, Debbie Rice, Connie Houff, Suzanne Bell. Looked cute in their sombreros. They do a fantastic job. Kim Horn is the sponsor of the dinner.

Thank you to all committee members (old faithfuls); to the students from service learning classes; WBHS JROTC; Mrs. Boush ‘s class stopping by filling the bags with the sand; All the team captains and teams; all the sponsors; Vinton War Memorial; Courtney Baker; ACS; Joey Nicely (sound and karoke). And all that helped in anyway to make the event a success since it was a challenge to change places. You all are angels! Hats off to Carol Williams and Angie Chewning– you two can breathe a little this week!

Congrats to Maria Carr, graduating summa cum laude with Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Jefferson College of Health Sciences.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Mitzi W. Johnson, Brenda Bobbitt, Kim Barker, Cindy Poff, David Laughlin, Crystal B. Lineburg, Dana Ordway, Pat F. Ames, Candith M. Bruner, Caleb Cooper, Allison Bragg, Allison St.Clair, Katie Simmons (21 years old), Nick Peak, Katrina Milton, Linda Webb, Ron McCorkle, Jason Wilmoth, Sherri Mays, Paul Richardson, Linda Catron, Robbie Dummitt, Sandy Brown, Nataleigh Witt, Charlene Shepherd, Tara Wheeler Stanley, Bill Booth, Kara Shafer, Danny Meyers, Corina Woodson, Christian Moore, Jenna Hess, Monty Hall, Meghan Stinnette, Debbie Blevins, Tim Cummings, Linda Dudley, Maren Chewning, Reggie H. Crumpler, Haley Lawson and Ryan Gilley.

Congrats and Happy Anniversary to Dave and Sur Gearhart, 34 years, Laurie Otey and Tony Williams, 2 years, Robert andTina Workman, Sandy and Wayne Guffey, 27 years, andAngela and Richard Cyrus, 30 years. Hope you all have many more years together.

Congrats to Anna Koel and Nat Murphy on their engagement!

Get Well wishes and prayers are with Joe Santos, Deborah Edwards, (surgery Tuesday), Karla Turman (treatments for cancer), and Greg Mason (has had broken neck and now has kidney cancer, he has been through so much). Hope all going through health problems are better soon.

Don’t forget the Wine and Food Festival May 20 at Explore Park. Yes, this is another change – not at the War Memorial but at Explore Park. Come join the fun!

On May 18 at 6:30 at the Monument will be the unveiling of the plaques of names for major donors. Come help us celebrate and say thank you! It’s been a long 10 years but we are so proud of the Monument and thankful for all the donations and those that bought the bricks! It is in honor and memory of all those that are serving and have served our country!