HARD WORK RECOGNIZED Betty Lou Jones speaks to about 40 people Wednesday at Union Station during a news conference by the Lauderdale County American Cancer Society to recognize people and businesses that raised money and provided services for the organization this year.
The 2002 Lauderdale County Relay for Life campaign was ranked among the top five in the state for per capita fund-raising; it was the top Relay in the state with a grand total of $396,560.99 earned; it was ranked among the top two Relays in the Mid-South Division; and was ranked 14th nationally in per capita earnings.
The 2003 Relay for Life campaign to raise money for the American Cancer Society is scheduled for June 6 at Meridian High School's Ray Stadium. Becky Vance, a longtime volunteer Relay for Life participant, will serve as next year's chairperson. Jones, who has chaired the campaign for several years, will serve as the Relay publicity chairperson.
Photo by Steve Gillespie / The Meridian Star
Nov. 21, 2002