Relay for Life topic of discussion at Morning Call

Published 7:00 am Saturday, April 26, 2014

Getting involved in Relay for Life was a topic of discussion at Friday’s Greater Picayune Area Chamber of Commerce morning call breakfast.

Fireman’s Federal Credit Union Business Developer Mary Byrd discussed the Relay for Life fundraisers being hosted by the business during her speech.

“In order to make it work, we need more people to be involved in it,” Byrd said.

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Throughout the year, the Picayune branch of the Fireman’s Federal Credit Union sells candy to raise money for Relay for Life, which is set to take place at Friendship Park on May 3, said Picayune Branch Manager Kathy Breaux.

This year, the branch is also selling 50/50 raffle tickets. Those interested in buying raffle tickets can purchase them at the Picayune branch or at the event on May 3, Breaux said.

The Fireman’s Federal Credit Union booth will also be selling nachos, have a Plinko game and sand art set up during the event, Breaux said.

The team has raised $920 from candy sales and $615 from raffle ticket sales, Breaux said.

Nissan of Picayune is also getting in on the fundraising action.

Tana Cochran, Mossy and Nissan dealerships of Picayune’s Relay for Life team captain, said last year their team raised the most money, won best site decorations and won second place in the karaoke contest.

This year, the team is selling raffle tickets for prizes including gift cards, free oil changes and four car details worth $200, Cochran said.

She said the business’ owners, Michael Christovich, Roger Bacon, and General Manager, Dan Crumpler, are an integral part of the companies’ involvement in Relay for Life.

Along with money raised from the raffle and selling sweets on the day of the event, Mossy and Nissan of Picayune also donated $1,000.

“We’re selling everything we can and trying to get as many people involved in it,” Cochran said.

According to the Relay for Life Pearl River County event web page, some of the businesses and organizations involved in the fundraising event are Pearl River Central High School, Mossy and Nissan of Picayune, Fleur De Cure, Moore Chiropractic, WalMart, Head to Toe and Fireman’s Federal Credit Union.

To donate, contact a participating business for information or visit the Relay for Life of Picayune event webpage.