Ladies Tea to help Relay event

Published 10:35 am Tuesday, April 21, 2009

PROCTORVILLE — The Proctorville Woman’s Club is getting close to reaching the silver for the third time in a row.

With only one more fund-raising event left, the club has already brought in almost $2,000 to contribute to this year’s Relay for Life event that will be May 15 and 16 at the Ironton High School track.

That means the eastern end’s women’s organization is closing in on raising $2,500 for the cancer research cause — that’s the needed amount to get the rank of silver contributor for the Relay. For two previous years, the club’s Relay team has been honored as a silver contributor.

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Once they were named gold for bringing in $5,000 for the Relay.

On Saturday the club raised close to $200 from its Bunco party that it held at Ohio University Proctorville.

This will be the seventh time the club has participated in the Relay with their Colorful Cuties team where members dress up in fun-colored wigs with T shirts that match.

Next up will be the Ladies Tea, also to be at Ohio University Proctorville on Sunday, May 3, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The dressy affair will feature finger foods and specialty teas. Mary Stephens, a club member and cancer survivor, will be the guest speaker.

“We enjoy doing the fund-raisers. We do rummage sales, teas, Bunco and the night of the Relay we will probably sell funnel cakes and steak sandwiches,” Helen Galligan, captain of the Cuties, said. “We will also sell luminaries to honor people who have cancer or memorialize those who have passed away.”

Reservations for the Ladies Team must be made by Tuesday, April 28, by calling Porschia Davis at 886-5800. The cost is $25 per person.