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Region 8 group meets financial goal for Relay for Life

GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - The day started with a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning, then a trap shoot, and finally wrapped up with an auction and it all benefited Relay for Life. When all the money was counted, "We are Family" raised $25,010.

Peggy Reinhart started the auction several years ago, and since 2004, they have been able to raise more than $80,000 for Relay for Life. She says her goal this year was to raise $25,000, which is 5,000 more than last year.

The Relay for Life Auction was held at the Phillips Auction House off Highway 351 in Paragould. Everything from home decorations to boston butts were auctioned off Saturday.

The trapshooting event raised over $315 by itself. The winners of the trapshooting contest were Seth Busby, who placed first, Brian Carter came in second, and Chad Carlton placed third. This was only the first year for the trapshooting event.

The group that works with Reinhart to put this event on every year is known as the "We are Family Group" and this is the eighth year for the auction.

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