Relay meets, exceeds goal

From staff reports

LEWISTOWN – Teams of people gathered for the Mifflin-Juniata Relay For Life this weekend, determined to meet the $160,000 goal set before them. They did that, and then some.

“Our goal for Relay this year was to raise $160,000 – and for the first time in several years, we actually exceeded the goal! Our grand total was $161,677, which was raised by 42 teams,” said Relay For Life chairperson Kim Rickert.

Rickert said the top teams and approximate amounts they raised were Team Moose, raising more than $18,000, Cajun Cuties for a Cure, with $10,000, Walmart, which raised more than $8000, Standard Steel Stompers at $7500 and Juniata Valley Bank with $7200.

Other prizes were awarded as follows:

Top first-year team – Standard Steele Stompers

Best daytime campsite – Chesney Auctioneering

Best nighttime campsite – Belleville Blessings

Best team spirit – Cajun Cuties for a Cure

Best campsite food – GE Inspection Technologies

Best costumes – Belleville Blessings

Most creative fundraiser – Team DD