The Relay For Life of Franklin County Jail & Bail fundraiser is this Thursday, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Taylor’s Do it Best Building Supplies in Eastpoint. With the help of local law enforcement, you, or someone you “recommend,” will get picked up and transferred to an imitation jail at Taylors. Upon arrival, you will be placed in a “Jail Cell” with phones available if needed to contact friends, family, etc. to help with bail money.

There is a $15 minimum to put someone in jail for an hour. Minimum bail must double jailing amount, so a $15 jailing equals a $30 bail. Chicken lunch is available for donations. For questions or to have someone picked up, call Kyla Pugh (850) 348-6268.

Franklin County has currently raised about $12,652 to help win the fight against cancer, mainly at this spring’s Relay for Life event at Riverfront Park, in which teams raised $10,502 and $2,150 in sponsorships.  Shown above are three cancer survivors taking a victory lap at the relay, from left, the Rev. John Sink, Bob Conner, and Felicia Boone. The relay had nine highly motivated teams with 15 registered and celebrated survivors. The current top team is the Knights of Columbus raising just under $2,500, and top individual fundraiser is Cheryl Fritsch-Middleton, personally raising $1,315 to date.