Zombie Fest great fundraiser

Relay for Life plans more
Nov. 13, 2012 @ 09:03 PM

Relay for Life of Davidson County looks to gain positive momentum in November by following a successful Halloween event with another opportunity for Thomasville residents to pay it forward.
Today marks a special event — the Great American Smokeout. This day is meant to encourage smokers to either quit smoking or make a plan to quit. Comments on the day can be found on the Facebook page for Relay for Life of Davidson County.
A team-building campaign will open at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church in Thomasville. Dinner will be served to those in attendance for $5 per person and will consist of shepherd's pie, green beans, macaroni salad, dessert, drinks and rolls.
"Those events are for anyone who wants to join Relay in sharing new ideas for fundraisers," said Rebecca Sink, co-chairman of Relay for Life of Davidson County. "Meetings are very informal, very laid back."
The dinner follows "Zombiefest" — a fundraising costume party held Nov. 3 at Mills Home in Thomasville — and today's 37th Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, as the most recent efforts to raise awareness and combat various forms of cancer. Sandy Shelton, who serves as vice co-chairman, hopes the excitement generated by Zombiefest draws more people for the upcoming meeting.
"That event was fantastic. It went above and beyond what I had anticipated," said Shelton. "(Zombiefest) raised right around $1,000."
Sink, who won best costume at Zombiefest, is optimistic because of the timing and believes folks will be faithful in their giving as the holidays approach.
"I would like to encourage anyone who has been touched by cancer and wants to help give back to participate," Sink said. "This is a perfect way to do it. The level of volunteerism is completely up to the individual. You can devote five minutes or five hours of your time."

Staff Writer Daniel Kennedy can be reached at 888-3575, or kennedy@tvilletimes.com.