'Rock Crushers' get busy for Relay

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Relay for Life, a fund raiser that gives money for cancer research, isn’t until June, but many teams get a head start raising funds for their teams. The Rock Crushers of Vulcan Materials Co. is no exception. The group recently announced that their Relay for Life team had raised $10,000 for the 2007 campaign. Relay for Life is a community event that last from dusk to dawn with the goal of raising money and awareness for cancer research. It is a fun event with a serious mission, to be held again this year on the campus of Maryville College. Dates are June 8 and 9. The event will feature the relay, luminaries, food, activities, entertainment and a host of other events. Chairs for the 2007 event are Cathy and Mark Cate. Team members recently presented a "Survivorship Celebration Sponsor" check.

Participating in the check presentation are, front row, from left, Vulcan’s Carl VanHoozier, Fred Forster, Blount County Chamber of Commerce chairman, Rose Rummel and Rick Shepard; second row, from left, are Lisa Phelps, Melissa Deakins, Kathy Drysdale and Kim Gunderson; third row, from left, are Dwain Pesterfield, Brent Leach, Samantha Spreng and Mary Spence. Team members not present are Debra Meade, Paul Flynn and Jane Pesterfield.

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