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By Christa Jennings
Senior staff writer
Coosa County’s Cancer Outreach and Community Hope (C.O.A.C.H.) organization will hold its annual C.O.A.C.H. walk and relay event on Friday, May 5.
The event will be held at the West Coosa Senior Center walking track in Stewartville from 6 to 9 p.m., with the traditional luminaries walk being conducted at 9. This is the organization’s annual fundraiser to help raise money for cancer patients and their families specifically in Coosa County.
Guests are invited to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy the evening of fellowship and time with others, while helping the cause, enjoying live music and barbecue.
Judge Ryan Robertson and his band will perform once again this year for the full event, from 6-9 p.m.
C.O.A.C.H. will also be selling loaded barbecue potatoes for $20, dine in or to go. Individuals can also pre-order whole Boston butts for $30 each.
Those wishing to purchase Boston butts are asked to pre-order by May 1. Individuals can text or call Diane Mitchell at 256-872-1300 or call Pam Weathers at the Coosa County Probate Office at 256-377-4919 to order.
Those wishing to purchase bags in memory or in honor of loved ones may also do so for $5 per bag. Those will then be lit for the luminaries walk that night.
In the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors, C.O.A.C.H. is also asking that anyone interested in having a team help raise funds for local cancer patients and their families contact them for more details. Those interested in forming teams for fundraising, or for more information in general, are asked to contact Mitchell at her number listed above.
The West Coosa Senior Center is located at 47 Coosa County Road 70, Sylacauga, 35151, at the old Stewartville school.
In addition to its annual relay walk, C.O.A.C.H. is also hosting a blood drive next month in an effort to help the critically low blood supply.
The organization is partnering with LifeSouth to hold the blood drive on Tuesday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the LifeSouth bloodmobile, located at 333 School Street, Rockford. C.O.A.C.H. will have hot dogs and hamburgers available during the blood drive event, and donors will receive a free T-shirt and cholesterol screening, as well.
Donors must be 16 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and show photo ID in order to donate blood.
For more information on these and other upcoming events or fundraisers, follow C.O.A.C.H. on Facebook.