"I wanted to take time to thank everyone for their help with reaching our goal of $56,000 for the year!" Vines said. "Everyone on the Relay committees have gone above and beyond. It's the volunteers, teams and committee members who have made this possible."
Vines said Friday night's event was a perfect example of how a Relay for Life event should be.
Relay for Life is an American Cancer Society fundraiser that brings communities together to honor survivors, remember those lost to the disease and to raise awareness.
Businesses, organizations, schools, restaurants, arts and crafts vendors, clubs and more participated in the annual fundraiser held at BREC's Zachary Community Park.
In addition, the 2nd Annual Relay for Life Beach Volleyball tournament, organized by committee chair Sharron Ventura, included eight teams who volunteered their time to play and raise money in the fight against cancer.
This year's tournament champions, after an exhausting but fun five hours of play, were members of the Zachary Police Department and a few players who joined in at the last minute.
The Blue Bloods battled eight teams to win the overall double elimination tournament.
For much more news, announcements and photos of this year's Relay for Life event, be sure to look for this week's issue of the Zachary Plainsman-Xtra in your mailbox or pick up a copy of the Zachary Plainsman-News on stands Wednesday, April 25!