Relay for Life receives 2013 awards

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Brenda Matheny, Buffalo Island Relay for Life Chair (left), is presented with a county-wide award and a certificate by Ashley Hennessey, Relay for Life Specialist.

Ashley Hennessey, Relay for Life specialist, presented county-wide awards. Mississippi County was honored in the Top 10 in the nation per capita in fundraising for the American Cancer Society through the Relays for Life. The awards included Mississippi County North and Buffalo Island for a 47 percent increase.

Hennessey presented Brenda Matheny, chairman of the Buffalo Island Relay for Life, with a certificate. She also delivered a large plaque presented to Mississippi County, Mid-South Division for the county reaching the Top Ten Nation-wide. The large plaque will hang in the Mississippi County Courthouse in Blytheville.

The Buffalo Island Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held June 13 at the Leachville City Park.

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