Hope Relay for Life hosting Valentine’s Dinner Saturday

The Hope Relay for Life will be holding a Valentines Dinner from 6 to 8 Saturday at the First Baptist Church.

Jonna Shepherd, the organizer of the Hope Relay for Life efforts, talks about her involvement.

Larry passed away in 2011.

“It’s a life-changing event for people,” Shepherd said. “We celebrate our survivors, we remember the loved ones that we have lost. And then we fight back. We fight back by participating in the relay and making some healthy choices like maybe eating better or putting that sunscreen on if you are in the sun.”

Last year, the town’s teams raised $25,000 for the American Cancer Society, well above the goal of $15,000, Shepherd said. She called that phenomenal for a little town without the big corporate donors that other Relay for Life events can tap into.

Tickets for the Saturday dinner are $25 for a couple or $15 for a single. It will include a lasagna or chicken main course. They will also have a chocolate table for $5 per person.

You can get tickets at Duck Creek Gardens, Elsbury’s Family Greenhouse and Bush’s Market or call 812-371-0587.

The relay itself is in June.