Butler County Times Gazette
  • Augusta's Relay For Life kick-off

  • Upcoming Relay For Life to be held June 20
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  • Preparations for this year’s Augusta Relay For Life are already well underway.
    The kick-off meeting was held Sunday afternoon at the Augusta Pizza Hut. At the meeting, Tonie Apel, Teams chair, and Kellyn Modlin, Events chair, along with others on the Steering Committee, shared plans for this year’s event.
    “Our theme this year is ‘Finish the Fight’ and we’re excited. We certainly want to encourage people to join us - on teams and we always want to encourage survivors to participate,” Apel, a 10-year cancer survivor and long time organizer, said.
    The event will be held from 6 p.m. Friday, June 20 to 6 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at Hillier Stadium.
    Others on the Steering Committee with Apel and Modlin are Willie Helms, Auction chair; Austin Ottaway, Foods chair; and Amanda Stroman, Marketing chair.
    For those who wish to participate or have questions, they can contact Tonie Apel at 316-775-3773, tapel@usd402.com, or Kellyn Modlin at 316-253-9953 or k_modlin@hotmail.com.
    Belinda Larsen can be reached at blarsen@butlercountytimesgazette.com.
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