Lexington's Community Cookout & Lee Co. Relay for Life Held Friday
PHOTOS BY CHRISTY MANN-IIAMES AND CINDY TERRELL
Ann Chapple dons her feathered mask as a member of the "Birds of the Jungle" Relay for Life team sponsored by St. Margarets Catholic Church in Giddings. Ann is going in the 4th grade at Giddings Intermediate School. Stopping to play at the park on their way to Dallas, Misty Cervenka and her nephew Weston Benton were invited to join the Community Cookout. Below, Buddy Lorenz visits with friends Kathy and Allen Spurger at Friday's Relay for Life event held at Buffalo Stadium in Giddings. Walt and Pat Carey and Cherry Stover stayed a while and visited with friends after their BBQ brisket meal provided by the Chamber of Commerce. Experienced attendees brought their lawn chairs to Memorial Park so they could set up in the shade during the annual picnic. Pictured from left to right are Mary Ann and Oscar Hillegeist and Ruby and Earlee Hartfiel. Waiting on more of their teammates to arrive at the Relay for Life are Joyce and Edward Mitschke. They were with the Immanuel Lutheran Church team. City council member, Tim Brown (front, left) helped cook the brisket for the cookout, then joined his friends from the Texas Skydive Center to enjoy his labors. Pictured from left to right are Peri Rewa, Christian Jarboe, Daniel Disold and Brandon Tiemann. Cancer survivors began filling a special section of bleachers set up in the middle of Buffalo Stadium Friday night in anticipation of the official opening of the Lee County Relay for Life.