Football is over, spring break is a distant memory — besides hunting those prized mushrooms, what could one to do on a dreary April afternoon in central Indiana? For folks in Montgomery County there was an oasis of life, triumph and celebration happening amidst the drizzle.
One could practically feel the positivity and excitement in the Boys and Girls Club’s gymnasium Saturday as hundreds of folks from all around came to participate in this year’s Relay for Life — a fundraiser sponsored by the American Cancer Society inviting cancer survivors, as well as their caregivers and family members to come and take part in the fun.
Shannon Giles, along with a coalition of Wabash students, local sponsors and a solid group of supportive residents, have been spreading awareness for the day-long event and were on hand from as early as 8 a.m. preparing. Giles explained a little about how the day was proceeding.
“We’ve had a great crowd, the entertainment has been super and we’ve had a lot of folks come out for the different groups who have been performing,” Giles said. “We’ve had people on the track the whole time, we had to kind of manufacture a track but it’s really been great.