Annual Electra Relay for Life a Success

Saturday, April 9, 2016, the annual Electra Relay for Life was held at the Electra Elementary. The event was a day filled with fun, games, thanks and remembrance.  Following the relay events, a lunch in honor of the survivors was given. The event ended with the lighting of the luminaries where names were read of those who survived and those who lost their battle with cancer.  Through the hard work and dedication of Dea Buchanan, the event brings awareness and the hope to end this devastating disease.
 

Local Youth Host ‘Tree of Hope’

Cancer knows nor cares about the time of year.  It comes into the lives of its victims when they least expect it.  As it entwines and attacks that victim and begins its path of destruction, it leaves the cancer patient and their love ones hoping and praying for a cure. That’s where two outstanding students from Electra ISD come in.  Deanna Duensing and Sage Buchanan along with the support of Plowing Over Cancer of Electra are hosting the ‘Tree of Hope.’  For every $10 donated, a light bulb will be placed on the ‘Tree of Hope.’  The bulb will be lit in either pink or purple.  Donations can be made in memory of, in honor of, or anyone can just make a donation to support the Relay for Cancer.  December 18, 2015 will be the due date for all donations.  The order form can be found online on the American Cancer Society’s website.  If you would like to see the ‘Tree of Hope, the tree’s location is at 204 W. Cleveland.  For more information watch Deanna and Sage’s interview below with channel 3.  You can also contact Jason Duensing at (940)733-7208 or Dea Buchanan at (940)631-2172.

Teachers’ Benefit and Relay for Life

This week is the Teachers’ Benefit.  Many of you are in it.  For those of you that aren’t, come support your classmates and the benefit.  The proceeds from the benefit go for a scholarship to give to a graduating senior each year.  Who knows, you might be awarded the scholarship when you graduate.  The program is this Thursday at 7:oo pm. Mrs. Bigbie and the students have been working very hard on the program.  It’s centered around old TV shows and old commercials.  I know that it’s going to be a really good program.

Don’t forget about the Relay for Life page that I want to build for our site.  If you have pictures that you want to put on the page, bring them.  Don’t forget about buying the cupcakes!  The class that buys the most cupcakes will get a cupcake party.  The money goes to Relay for Life to fight cancer!  Also you can sign up for a painting class called Pocket Picasso, all supplies included, for $40.00.  The class is called “Put a Lid on Cancer.”  Registration is open till Friday, May 1st. To register, you can contact Mrs. Buchanan or me.  The class will be held at the Electra Community Center on Monday, May 4th from 6:00 – 9:00.  You can paint your plaque however you like.  The proceeds will go to the Electra Relay for Life team -“Plowing Over Cancer.”

Pocket Picasso

Pocket Picasso

Relay for Life – May 15, 2015

mamma

Relay for Life is May 15, 2015 here in Electra. If you’ve noticed, there have been announcements that the class that buys the most cupcakes will get a cupcake party! Gabe and I are on Mrs. Buchanan’s team, “Plowing Over Cancer.”  Cancer has touched many members of our family. My grandmother, grandfather, dad, mother-in-law, two uncles, grandmother on my husband’s side, and mother all have had cancer. Many of these died from this terrible illness. I love all of these people dearly, but the one that Gabe and I fought so hard for was my mother and the one that he called “mamma.” We called ourselves the “three amigos.” We went everywhere together, and she lived with us to the end. Her battle with cancer was a hard one. Her cancer would hit different parts of her body. She would get that spot free of cancer only to have it show up in another spot on her body. She fought and won for six years. Finally it settled in her face and shoulder. She lost her battle on February 8, 2012. “Mamma’s” story isn’t really any different than any others or any that you may have experienced in your own family. It’s so sad that children your age have to watch or even go through the effects of cancer. We all need to put out the word to the community to come support the Relay for Life May 15. Teams will be doing fund raiser and remember the cupcakes here at school!!!! Lets all do what we can to “Plow Over Cancer.” I don’t want anyone else to have to go through what these precious souls had to.