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Crawfish fest sells over 800 tickets

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Keith Anderson
More than 800 admission tickets have been sold for the "Cancer Sucks" Crawfish Festival May 5 at Sand Creek Farms, sponsored by the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Bedford County.

Country recording artist Keith Anderson, best known for the song "Pickin' Wildflowers," will headline a diverse day-long roster of musical acts including Chase Perryman, Rayz'n Cain, Bitterbox, Kelly Lynn, Three Point Hitch, Zone Status, Tiffany Thompson and Granny Low. Entertainment will run from noon until midnight.

Eat up!

There will be crawfish, along with other food and concession options such as hamburgers and hot dogs. Various Relay For Life teams will provide concessions. Crawfish will be available by the pound or an all-you-can-eat ticket.

Relay For Life volunteers will be set up at Walmart on Saturday selling admission tickets in a discount combination package with all-you-can-eat crawfish tickets.

Admission tickets for the Crawfish Festival are $10 in advance and will be $15 at the gate. The discount admission-plus-crawfish package will be offered Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Walmart.

Admission tickets alone are available at Trott Powersports on U.S. 231 North; The Hair Company, 616 East Lane Street; at the studios of WLIJ-AM / WZNG-AM on Woodland Drive; or by calling (931) 619-1666.

More benefits

In addition to the Crawfish Festival, the annual "Hee Haw & Howdy" benefit will be held April 20-22 at Harris Middle School. This long-running benefit for the American Cancer Society will be profiled in Wednesday's Times-Gazette.

The Relay For Life itself will take place June 1-2 at Bedford County Agriculture and Education Center. A total of 22 teams have registered for the event so far.

Proceeds from the Relay For Life and the various team, committee and individual fundraisers which feed into it are used by the American Cancer Society for medical research, patient services, education and advocacy in the fight against cancer.

For more information about Relay For Life, go to relayforlife.org/bedfordtn or call (931) 703-7267.