Yadkin County Relay for Life already has raised nearly $41,000 for the American Cancer Society and organizers hope to see that amount grow. On Saturday, Relay will hosts its second annual Yadkin Valley Food Truck and Vendor Festival in downtown Yadkinville.
“People should come out to this event, because there will be something for everyone at the event and it is helping a great cause as well,” said volunteer Paula Casstevens.
Casstevens said there will be eight food trucks at the festival with a variety of culinary delights for attendees to enjoy. There also will be around 30 vendors selling items from jewelry to apparel and more.
Cranberry Creek Band and Janice Stanley will provide live entertainment.
The annual Relay for Life event took place earlier this month in a new location at the Yadkinville town park. The new venue was a big hit with organizers and Relay team members.
“We’ve had bigger crowds than I’ve ever seen before,” said volunteer David Cox.
“It was inspirational to see people from all parts of our community come out to support us and help save lives from cancer,” said Tina Gunnell. “Together, we celebrated those surviving cancer, remembered loved ones lost, and took tangible action to make a difference.”
The fundraising for Relay for Life will continue until August as the 25 teams work to achieve an overall goal of $80,000.
Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-679-2341 or on Twitter and Instagram @RippleReporterK.