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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Storms and wet weather relocated Whitley Countyâ€™s Relay for Life event indoors, but that did not seem to dampen the spirits of those who came together to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society (ACS).
â€śA great big thank you to everyone for coming out to support their community,â€ť said Tammy Gross, a committee member. â€śWe appreciate their willingness to go with the flow when we moved inside after many had already set up their tents outside.â€ť
During a 24-hour period, starting Saturday at 9 a.m., participants walked laps around the Indian Springs Middle School track in its gymnasium â€” all to the theme of Twist and Shout for a Cure.
Before the morning started, the county was only $2,800 away from hitting its goal of $24,000. As the event concluded, Melissa Stephens, community representative for ACS, said the relay brought in $31,112.41 â€” more than $7,000 over the intended goal.
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