Nicole Cooke | Democrat Cancer survivors proudly hold a Relay for Life banner as they start the Pettis County Relay for Life with the survivors’ lap Friday evening at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Twenty-two teams signed up for this year’s event to raise money and awareness for cancer research.
Nicole Cooke | Democrat From left, Pam Altis, Vanessa Upton, Barb Upton and Marge Wehman, all part of Xi Beta Upsilon’s team, Witch Way to a Cure, start their first lap at the Pettis County Relay for Life. The women were dressed as witches to fit with the event’s theme, “There’s no place like hope,” based on “The Wizard of Oz.”
Nicole Cooke | Democrat Social worker Marcy Husong, left, and Parkview Elementary Principal Stephanie Jackson hold the banner for Parkview’s team, the Cancer Busters, as the team of teachers and students starts its first lap at Pettis County Relay for Life. The team raised $2,992 for the cause, and was also selling popcorn and baked goods and also had a photobooth during the event.
Nicole Cooke | Democrat Betty Bartlett, with the team Mike’s Peeps, gives Tonja Hooton, with First Christian Church, her change after buying cancer ribbon-shaped cookies during Pettis County Relay for Life on Friday.
Nicole Cooke | Democrat Dozens of luminarias are seen at Pettis County Relay for Life Friday evening at Our Savior Lutheran Church. The luminarias could be purchased for $5 in honor or memory of a loved one with cancer, and were later placed along the track with lit candles.