'Rally for a Cure' set Saturday


The East Tallahatchie chapter of the American Cancer Society will conduct their 28th annual Rally for a Cure Saturday at the Charleston Elementary School gym.

This community event is a fundraiser for the work of ACS.  Admission is free.

“I will venture to say there has not been a family that hasn’t been touched by the dreaded disease of cancer,” said local ACS president Betty Buntin. “It has no respect of persons.”

Buntin urged the public to come enjoy the day’s festivities and “get a blessing.”

Doors open at 9 a.m. Emcee Jimmy Manues will offer the official welcome at 9:30.

Charleston Church of God pastor LaMar Davis will pray for the day’s events at 9:35, followed by the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” by Erin Douglas.

A miniature festival of gospel music will get underway at 9:50 featuring singer Ka’Nyetria Tellis and followed by The Rowe Family.

A special luminary memorial service begins at 11:30 featuring Connie Darby.  A balloon liftoff is set for noon.

Harvey Byars will lift his voice in song starting at 12:30.

A silent auction that opens at 9 will close at 1 p.m. In between will be an assortment of activities and offerings, including games and concessions, for the young and young at heart.