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Service with smiles

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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Preston Allen, with a little help from auctioneer Tad Craig, auctions a basket of Beanies for Baldies at Monday's Celebrity Waiter of Bedford County fundraising luncheon. Preston, 10, who has beaten cancer twice and lost his father to the disease, makes caps for people who have lost their hair to chemotherapy.
(T-G Photo by David Melson)
Preston Allen, with a little help from auctioneer Tad Craig, auctions a basket of Beanies for Baldies at Monday's Celebrity Waiter of Bedford County fundraising luncheon. Preston, 10, who has beaten cancer twice and lost his father to the disease, makes caps for people who have lost their hair to chemotherapy.

Celebrity waiters, food and festivity fueled funds for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Bedford County during a luncheon Monday at Blue Ribbon Circle.

A fund-raising auction was also held during the event.

Beth Porter, Dr. Doyle Meadows, Dena Landers, Katie Bateman, Michelle Murray, Mike Rittenberry, the Rev. Doug Dezotell, State Sen. Jim Tracy, Carrie Graff, Stacy Capley, Dan Buckner, Mitchell Petty, Amy Mitchell, Dianna Oalmann, David Feldhaus, Dr. Will Alcorn and Vaughn Stephens waited tables in various states of disguise.

Bedford County ACS funded 294 patient services for 109 residents and gave 222 free nights to eight local residents at Hope Lodge in Nashville last year, according to a pamphlet given to event attendees. Hope Lodge is a chain of housing facilities operated by ACS for those undergoing cancer treatments.

Relay for Life will be held from 6 p.m. June 1 to noon June 2 at Bedford County Agriculture and Education Center. Teams are still being solicited for the event; contact Samantha Chamblee, (931) 703-7267, or Renee Powell, (931) 437-2248, or go to www.relayforlife.org/bedfordtn for more information.


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