Relay for Life raises nearly $100K

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Staff Writer

Another great night in Howard College's Dorothy Garrett Coliseum made this year's Relay for Life of Howard and Glasscock Counties an event to remember. Relay took place Friday evening, with the Survivor’s Meal at 5:30 p.m. prior to the start of the Relay at 7 p.m. The festivities concluded at midnight.
Manny Negron, the local American Cancer Society Relay for Life community manager, said the event has raised just under $100,000 so far, with money still coming in.
"I can tell you that as of this (Monday) morning, we had raised about $95,000 total, with our event and previous to that," he said. "I think we had about $2,000 come in today. We've got money still coming in."
Negron said he feels pleased with the event.
"I feel pretty good about it. I was happy and I was pleased," he said. "I saw a lot of new faces that had never been to Relay, and I was happy about that. It was just a great night. Our luminaria ceremony was a little different this year, and I think people were really pleased with making it personal and interactive for them. I think there was just a whole lot of fun going on. I was happy about it."
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