The American Cancer Society\u2019s 2016 Relay for Patrick County was held on Saturday, May 14 with eight teams and 50 participants registered.\r\nTo date a total of $16,220 has been raised, which includes funds from a radiothon held at WHEO as well as a golf tournament held in honor of Denny Archer and Mike Shough.\r\nOrganizers wish to thank everyone who came out on what started out as a nice Spring day. After a short shower, strong winds blew in cooler temperatures to finish the night.\r\n\u201cPerhaps that is fitting, since that is how it is with someone battling cancer. Your life can be moving along peacefully and the storm clouds roll in when you are diagnosed with cancer. Then come the stormy days of surgeries and treatments, before we are blessed to enjoy happy, sunny days once more,\u201d said Betty Conner, a long-time Relay organizer.\r\n\u201cWe also thank our corporate sponsors, the ladies providing the food, entertainment for the event, and Jim Eanes for providing the sound system,\u201d Conner said.\r\nAfter the rain shower damped the luminary bags, volunteers were able to light them. When the clean-up detail arrived on Sunday morning there were several luminaries still burning.\r\nThe following luminaries were purchased.\r\nIn honor:\r\nHannah Beasley (3), Nancy Nelson, Frances Moss, Lynn Ayers, Ruby H. Beasley, Paula S. Beasley, Lucy C. Nowlin, Lonnie Stone, Jean Joyce, Jeannie Bingman;\r\nBobby Joyce by Jean Joyce, Sandra Woods Heath and Paul Hatcher\r\nIn memory:\r\nNancy Wood, Beverly Curry, Annie Williams, Cecil Vaughn, Christopher Vaughn, Patsy Hall, Charles Vernon, Bill Leach, Bobby Leach, Carr Leach;\r\nAllen G. Beasley, Doug Wood, Bill Bingman, Harold Barbour, Bobby Rakes, Carl Adams, Ken Adams, Junior Adams.