The 2009 Relay for Life Committee met at Anderson’s on the Square on Monday, Nov. 17 to begin planning the 2009 Relay schedule.

Tommy Gibson is the Chairman for the 2009 Relay. Gibson has secured April 24 and 25, 2009 for the event at the Glen Rose Soccer Park.

Gibson welcomed former members of the Committee and invited newcomers to get involved. Everyone was urged to share “Why We Relay”. Many interesting stories were shared, all amounting to:

“Let’s find a cure!”

Data for 2008 showed that more than $73,000 was raised in Somervell County.

The kick-off at Anderson’s on the Square has been designated for 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 8. Teams may pick up their packets at that time.

Dinner will be served, free of charge. A slide show of past Relays will show how much fun we have had raising those needed dollars.

The Second Annual Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance is planned for Feb. 21 at the Expo Center.

The Parking Lot Sale at Glen Rose Medical Center is scheduled for April 4, 2009.

Patricia West announced that The Wiley’s Team is sponsoring the Tour of Homes on Sunday, Dec. 7. Tickets are $10 each, and many beautiful homes in the area are featured.

Eighty-one-percent of monies raised by the American Cancer Society is used for Cancer Fighting Programs such as research, prevention & detection and patient services. Nineteen-percent goes to fundraising and management.