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Relay for Life fundraisers plentiful over the weekend

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Several teams have scheduled fundraisers this weekend to benefit Relay For Life of Hopkins County. The Aguilar family, Alliance Bank and Galyean Insurance RFL teams host some of the more popular fundraisers held to raise money for the American Cancer Society through RFL.
On Friday, the Alliance Bank RFL team will be hosting Burgers Between the Buildings, and a bake sale — where else? — in the area between City National and Alliance Bank.
Also Friday, the Galyean Insurance RFL Team will be holding a “Duct Taping Fundraiser,” taping cancer survivor Margaret Stahl to the wall at Alliance Bank from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 17. Tape will be sold by the yard for $1 or 6 yards for $5, a roll of 20 yards for $15 and a 50-yard roll for $40, at Galyean Insurance Agency. For a donation of $5, leave an email address and have a photo emailed, and for $10 get a picture emailed and write a message on the tape.
The Alliance Bank team will also be hosting a co-ed Softball Tournament July 25 to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life at Coleman Park. First and second place teams will receive prizes. For more information, contact Jeanette at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
The Aguilar family will also be holding its 5th Annual Famila Aguilar Tamale Dinner Saturday, April 18, from 6 p.m. to p.m. in First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. A donation of $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under is being asked for the meal, which features Mama Maria Aguilar’s tamale recipe — a local favorite, rice, beans, chips, and hot sauce, dessert at tea.
“We are very excited as a family to be able to do this again this year for our Local American Cancer Society Relay For Life,” said Tony Aguilar, chairman of the 2009 RFL. “The whole family was together over the Easter holiday planning and working on having things ready.”
The Aguilar children started participating in RFL to honor their father, Manuel Aguilar who died in 1994 of cancer, and the annual dinner five years ago was a fun way for them to raise their portion of the targeted RFL goal. The Aguilar children continue to participate and host the annual tamale dinner, which has been very successful over the years, not only in their father’s name, but also in honor of their sister Frances Aguilar Redding, who died of liver cancer in 2007.
“As long as Hopkins County has a Relay For Life the Aguilar Family is Committed to be an active part of Relay For Life. We have in the last five years raised as a family about 10,000. We give 100 percent of the money raised goes to Relay. We all just chip in to buy all the items needed for the dinner so that all the money goes directly our Local Relay For Life,” Tony Aguilar said. “The community has been very supportive of our dinner as well as First United Church for allowing us to use the fellowship hall.”
To buy advance tickets for the Aguilar family tamale dinner, call Oscar Aguilar at 903-243-0446 or Tony Aguilar at 903-243-9402.
One more event slated this weekend will be a One Man Relay to raise funds for RFL. Tony Aguilar will be walking the entire 12 hours, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 19. He’ll be going door to door seeking donations. Because his duties as RFL chairman otherwise occupy his time during the Relay event the first weekend in May, Aguilar has been unable to actually get out and walk the track like  his brothers and sisters. His solution is a one-man relay.
“As the chairperson for the Relay I no longer have time to walk in honor of my dad and sister. So this is my way of making up for it.  If anyone would like to help, please make checks payable to the American Cancer Society,” Aguilar said
“I will also walk to your home or place of work on that Friday to pick up any money.”



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