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Mesena Relay team celebrates

Despite the fact that many of our previous years team member's were on a late summer vacation, The Mesena United Methodist Church & Friends Relay For Life Team, Campaign 2007 Start-Up meeting was a success. With 11 team members present, the group met in the private dining room at Ryan's Steak House in Thomson on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 5:30 p.m. for a dutch-treat supper and a planning session for upcoming fund raisers.

Bill McCord won the $40 gift card from Wal-Mart and Laverne Shelton won the Red Velvet Cake donated by Ryan's. Other door prizes were awarded.

A special thank you to all who attended.

Chairperson Nancy C. Thompson reported that the Mesena team 2005-2006 raised the most money of the teams in last year's Warren County Relay For Life Event - more than $9,000. Pat ourselves on the back!

We raised money to help a worthy cause and had fun doing it, or at least most of it.The team's first fund raiser for the 2007 Campaign will be a yard sale/bake sale on Saturday, Sept. 30 in Thomson (time and exact location to be announced later.) We are now collecting yard sale items to be sold (no clothes, please). You may drop off your yard sale items on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Mesena United Methodist Church until Sunday, Sept. 24th.

After that date either bring them to Nancy & Junior Thompson's home at 2318 Mesena Road. and/or bring them to the yard sale location on the day of the sale. Items for the bake sale shall be brought to the bake sale location the morning of the sale.

You will be hearing a lot from The Mesena UMC & Friends Relay For Life Team, Campaign 2007 as we have more than $9, 200 to raise before April 27, 2007. Please help any way, any time you can.

Anyone wishing to join this Relay team and/or make a contribution should contact Ms. Thompson at 706-595-4972 or 706-339-3125 or mail your donation to 2318 Mesena Rd., Warrenton, GA 30828.

Web posted on Thursday, August 17, 2006

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