Anita Johnson, left, and Carrie Pertak, co-chairwomen, open the 2012 Relay for Life of Crown Point. The event featured teams walking on a track at the school from 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, to 7 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. Walkers raised money — through pledges, find-raising events and other activities — to be donated to the American Cancer Society. Plans are being made for the 2013 event.
The inaugural Relay for Life of Crown Point exceeded all expectations.
Now, organizers are making plans to do even better.
The Relay for Life of Crown Point Committee will meet Thursday, March 7, at 6 p.m. at the Crown Point Central School cafeteria. All interested people are welcome. For more information contact Carrie Pertak at 304-3872 or Anita Johnson at 597-9339.
The American Cancer Society benefit attracted 250 participants and raised more than $36,000 in its first go-round in 2012.
“That is an amazing number for any event, but it was over the top for a first time event,” said Johnson, who co-chaired the event with Pertak.
Held at Crown Point Central School, the relay featured teams walking on a track from 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, to 7 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. Walkers raised money — through pledges, fund-raising events and other activities — to be donated to the American Cancer Society.
A highlight of the event was a tribute to cancer survivors.
Corporate sponsors included Crown Point Telephone Company, Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union, The H Team of Burlington and Avery Energy.
Sponsors donating equipment or services included Geraw’s OK Septic Services, DJ Moe, Mountain Lake Services, the Essex County Sheriff’s Department, the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and D&G Canopy Company of Crown Point.
One team, the Rockin’ Oldies captained by Marlene Gadway, raised more than $5,500 and earned Gold Club status.
Crown Point Telephone Company, captained by Shana Macey, raised more than $3,500 and earned Silver Club recognition.
Bronze Club honors for raising more than $2,500 went to Crown Point Connections, captained by James Johnson, and Panthers for a Cure, captained by Michaela Comes
Nine teams reached the Rising Star level, meaning they raised more than $1,000.
The Crown Point Relay for Life had a DJ providing music throughout the night along with a series of activities for participants and spectators.
Teams were encouraged to bring tents and camp at the site.