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By Jamie Baker-Nantz

The Grant County Lady Braves and the Williamstown Lady Demons prepared to battle a much bigger opponent than each other Monday night.


The two teams came together in the final meeting of the Coaches vs. Cancer four-game series to fight cancer.
The Coaches vs. Cancer series is part of a national movement that raises awareness in the fight against cancer. This year, the events raised $2,652, which will be donated to the Grant County Relay For Life. This is the third year the community has participated and has raised more than $9,300 in those three years.

To make the evening fun and competitive, Williamstown Superintendent Sally Skinner and Grant County Superintendent Ron Livingood agreed that the school district raising the most money would have the honor of slapping the losing school superintendent in the face with a purple pie in honor of the relay.

For the second year in a row, Williamstown won and Livingood was the recipient of a pie that he said “tasted delicious.”
“We were absolutely thrilled with the participation from both schools and appreciate our superintendents’ willingness to help out with such a worthy cause,” said Carolyn Thomas Thompson, activities coordinator for the Grant County Relay For Life.

The Grant County Relay For Life is planned for May 31 at Grant County Park in Crittenden.
An organizational/team captain meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 at the Grant County Public Library. Anyone interested in the event or forming a team should attend.