Relay for Life a Success

The Rabun County Relay for Life took place over the weekend.

The event happened on Friday night in downtown Clayton.

Tracey Long with the American Cancer Society had the final numbers are in for Friday’s fundraiser.

“Our goal was $16,000, and we raised $22,500,” said Long. “We sold over 350 luminaries which is amazing. The square was totally covered with light bags.”

Long says that she appreciates everyone who came out on Friday.

I just want to thank all the people of Rabun County,” said Long. “Even the person who bought a chicken plate is helping a cancer patient. It’s amazing to see this community come out and work together.”

Long said they are already looking towards next years event. A committee is being formed to plan the upcoming relay. Anyone interested in being a part of next year’s Relay for Life can contact Tracey Long at 706-491-0877.