Students ‘Relay’ at Mountain Park


By Wendy Byerly Wood - [email protected]



The staff at Mountain Park Elementary School shows off their purple Relay for Life colors prior to the school’s event Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Tammy Myers, with the American Cancer Society, announces the total amount raised by Mountain Park Elementary School for Relay for Life Friday.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff at Mountain Park Elementary School raise their hands when asked if they know someone who’s been touched by cancer prior to the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Tammy Myers, with the American Cancer Society, gets students divided to yell Relay For Life Friday prior to Mountain Park Elementary School’s third annual Relay walk.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Dozens of names grace Mountain Park Elementary School’s Relay for Life Wall of Honor recognizing those who are cancer survivors and victims.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Mountain Park Elementary School students and staff sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer prepare to participate in the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.


Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

STATE ROAD — Those passing by Mountain Park Elementary School Friday afternoon might have thought the students were just out for a walk on the walking trail which is separated from the road by a wooden fence.

With a closer look they would’ve seen purple and white balloons flying along the fence line and walkers with construction paper and tissue paper torches, white bags with yellow glow lights lining the walkway from the band shell to the walking trail, and a lot of purple — from shirts and jackets to pompoms and signs colored with purple ribbons and messages.

Friday was the school’s third annual Relay for Life walk, with the student body totaling about 195 students — the smallest school in the Surry County Schools system — and its staff raising $652.83 for the American Cancer Society.

“With those dollars, we can fund cancer research that gives patients better treatment so maybe they can feel better and get well. It provides them transportation to get to doctor’s appointments. It funds the program Road To Recovery, a support group for breast cancer patients, and Look Good Feel Better, in which cancer patients learn to pick a wig or wear a turban, and which skin care products to use to take care of themselves and look good during cancer treatments,” said Tammy Myers, with the American Cancer Society as she thanked all of the students and staff for their efforts.

She asked everyone to raise their hands if they know someone who has been touched by cancer, and nearly every hand small and large went up.

Principal Donna Bledsoe said, “All of us know someone touched by cancer because we have students and staff who are survivors. My mother is fighting breast cancer and has benefited from the Look Good Feel Better program.”

The school raised more than $100 more this year than in 2014, said Bledsoe. “We are small but we have lots of heart. We raised as much money as any school twice our size.”

Many schools don’t host a Relay for Life walk of their own, usually they participate in the larger community Relay, but Bledsoe said the staff at Mountain Park thought of having their own and organized it. “Yvonne Hunsucker, Tamara Martin and Tina Arrington, lots of other staff contributed, but they’re the main coordinators,” Bledsoe said.

“We raised money through T-shirt sales with staff, with $5 of the sale going straight to Relay for Life. We had a staff luncheon where staff donated money to participate in the luncheon, and we sold items like pencils, purple pompoms the students could carry today, flower leis, bracelets and footballs for 50 cents to $2,” she said of the fundraising efforts.

The staff has been talking with the students about what cancer is and how it affects people’s lives to prepare them for Friday’s Relay.

One other project which raised money for Relay, but also raised awareness and was a way to honor and memorialize those affected by cancer was a Wall of Honor on the hallway wall in the main building of the school. For $1, a person, whether it be staff or student, could place the name of a cancer survivor or victim. For $2, a torch, with a brown construction paper cone and flames of orange, red and yellow made from tissue paper, would have the honorees name on it and it was carried during the Relay walk and they were added to the Wall of Honor.

All of the school’s students and staff, including the young prekindergarten students, took part in a short Relay ceremony where they found out how much they raised and were reminded of the reason for the day’s event. Then they took a walk up the path through the white luminary bags to the walking trail and two laps around the long trail that circles the community and school’s ball field and playground.

“This event is about being a good citizen and being globally aware, and teaching them good citizens give back to people in our community. It’s about being proactive and giving back,” said Bledsoe.

And the community gives back to the school as well. Bledsoe said a number of community members who didn’t even have students at the school participated in the walk because they knew they were holding it and wanted to be part of the Relay.

“It is a very supportive community of everything we do,” she said.

Wendy Byerly Wood may be reached at 336-258-4035 or on Twitter @wendywoodeditor.

The staff at Mountain Park Elementary School shows off their purple Relay for Life colors prior to the school’s event Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0448.jpgThe staff at Mountain Park Elementary School shows off their purple Relay for Life colors prior to the school’s event Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0481.jpgStudents and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Tammy Myers, with the American Cancer Society, announces the total amount raised by Mountain Park Elementary School for Relay for Life Friday.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0454.jpgTammy Myers, with the American Cancer Society, announces the total amount raised by Mountain Park Elementary School for Relay for Life Friday. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff at Mountain Park Elementary School raise their hands when asked if they know someone who’s been touched by cancer prior to the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0456.jpgStudents and staff at Mountain Park Elementary School raise their hands when asked if they know someone who’s been touched by cancer prior to the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Tammy Myers, with the American Cancer Society, gets students divided to yell Relay For Life Friday prior to Mountain Park Elementary School’s third annual Relay walk.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0459.jpgTammy Myers, with the American Cancer Society, gets students divided to yell Relay For Life Friday prior to Mountain Park Elementary School’s third annual Relay walk. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0473.jpgStudents and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0476.jpgStudents and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0478.jpgStudents and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Dozens of names grace Mountain Park Elementary School’s Relay for Life Wall of Honor recognizing those who are cancer survivors and victims.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0553.jpgDozens of names grace Mountain Park Elementary School’s Relay for Life Wall of Honor recognizing those who are cancer survivors and victims. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0520.jpgStudents and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0510.jpgStudents and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0506.jpgStudents and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0499.jpgStudents and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0493.jpgStudents and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0486.jpgStudents and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0485.jpgStudents and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0484.jpgStudents and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0483.jpgStudents and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Mountain Park Elementary School students and staff sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer prepare to participate in the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0464.jpgMountain Park Elementary School students and staff sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer prepare to participate in the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0546.jpgStudents and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0545.jpgStudents and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0544.jpgStudents and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0538.jpgStudents and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_05291.jpgStudents and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0518.jpgStudents and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0525.jpgStudents and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

Students and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0532.jpgStudents and staff, sporting signs, purple pompoms and leis, and torches honoring survivors and victims of cancer, embark on their two long laps around Mountain Park Elementary School’s playground and ball field as part of the school’s third annual Relay for Life Friday afternoon. Wendy Byerly Wood | Elkin Tribune

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