Relay for Life 2021 Survivor Dinner

Bro. David Beecham, from the First Pentecostal Church, blesses the food at the 2021 Survivor Dinner hosted by the Henderson County Relay for Life.
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Article by W. Clay Crook-

Henderson County Relay for Life hosted their 2021 Survivor Dinner at the Second Baptist Church on South Main Street on Monday evening, May 24, 2021. To assist with COVID-19 concerns, the dinner was served at several beautifully decorated tables, with social distancing in place, and at the vehicles of those wishing to remain inside their vehicles.

Brooke McDaniel gave the opening words at the event, saying that she has been a part of relay for life for ten years. She was only five when her grandfather was diagnosed with throat cancer and that he fought on and off over the next twenty years with multiple types of cancer. “I think of him! I think of the time I spend with him every summer at each event. At each event when they called his name, the short walk he took to receive his survivor medal…I watched with such awe! In those few steps I was the proudest granddaughter to be able to watch the braver man I knew.” That awe, she said, was the same awe she felt that night as she looked around at each of the survivors.

Bro. David Beecham, from the First Pentecostal Church, then blessed the food, and the FPC Praise Team provided the musical entertainment. Bro. Beecham gave an inspirational speech that was followed by…

For complete coverage, see the May 26th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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