The Johnston County Relay for Life recognized a number of teams and individuals at its annual awards banquet. They are listed below by category.
Most Money Raised by an Individual – Pam Hensley, First Baptist Church of Smithfield, $6,510; Ricky Green, GG’s Kancer Kickers, $5,508; and Jan Ashley, First Baptist Church of Smithfield, $5,000.
Most Money Raised by a Team – GG’s Kancer Kickers, first place; First Baptist Church of Smithfield, second place; and Jackie’s Family & Friends, third place.
Most Team Members Registered – Smithfield Middle School.
Most Corporate Sponsors Recruited – Jackie’s Family & Friends.
Most E-mails Sent Through the Website – Joy Valle, with 808.
Most Unique Fundraiser – Archer Lodge Middle School, for its Penny Wars.
Most Unique Fundraiser on Site – Little Stepping Stones, for its hot dog cart.
All Nighter Award – Everett Chapel Church Free Will Baptist Church and the 50/210 Fire Department.
Perfect Attendance Award – First Presbyterian Church of Smithfield, Grifols and Jackie’s Family & Friends.
Best Campsite – Bethel Original Free Will Baptist Church, first place; Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, second place; and Little Stepping Stones, third place.
This year’s event raised $329,200. Eighty-nine teams and hundreds of cancer survivors took part.