From staff reports
LEWISTOWN - Teams of people gathered for the Mifflin-Juniata Relay For Life this weekend, determined to meet the $160,000 goal set before them. They did that, and then some.
"Our goal for Relay this year was to raise $160,000 - and for the first time in several years, we actually exceeded the goal! Our grand total was $161,677, which was raised by 42 teams," said Relay For Life chairperson Kim Rickert.
Sentinel photo by MATT STRICKER
Vince Inzerillo, front left, of Lewistown, walks with his wife Carla, a one-year survivor of pancreatic cancer, as she carries the survivor’s torch to begin the opening ceremony of the Mifflin-Juniata Relay For Life, held Saturday at Kish Park. Following them are Travis and Suzanne Hess of Fairfax, Va., formerly of Lewistown, and their 28-month-old daughter Gianna. Gianna was diagnosed at 12 months with hepatablatoma, a form of liver cancer. She is currently in remission. For more photos see page B10 and cu.lewistownsentinel.com.
Rickert said the top teams and approximate amounts they raised were Team Moose, raising more than $18,000, Cajun Cuties for a Cure, with $10,000, Walmart, which raised more than $8000, Standard Steel Stompers at $7500 and Juniata Valley Bank with $7200.
Other prizes were awarded as follows:
Top first-year team - Standard Steele Stompers
Best daytime campsite - Chesney Auctioneering
Best nighttime campsite - Belleville Blessings
Best team spirit - Cajun Cuties for a Cure
Best campsite food - GE Inspection Technologies
Best costumes - Belleville Blessings
Most creative fundraiser - Team DD