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Dinner boosts Relay for Life team

Dinner boosts Relay for Life team
Dinner boosts Relay for Life team | Relay for Life, Regina Wade, Farris Cole

to pay tribute to fallen team member Regina Wade (right), who lost the battle with cancer last year. Wade is pictured with Farris Cole.
The tables are draped with red brocade tablecloths. In the center are mirrors reflecting cranberry and silver vases, which glow from within. Linen napkins topped with fine silverware are neatly folded at each seat. The lights of the rooms are turned down giving perfect ambiance to a romantic setting.
The meal, of course, is appropriate for the scene as couples are served bread and salad before the main course of prime rib or chicken breast.
This has been a 10-year occurrence around Valentine’s Day at Gloryland Farms in Martin. Sam and Donna Sinclair open their home every year to couples, friends and families to offer a unique fundraiser for Relay for Life.
This year, however, as people gather in the Sinclair home, they will unknowingly help the Friends for Hope at Gloryland Farms celebrate the life of one of their own.
Regina Wade was well known throughout the community. She served as a driving force for the Friends for Hope at Gloryland Farms Relay for Life team.
After a several-year war with colon cancer, Ms. Wade lost a battle last year.
This year, the extravagant dinner planned around Valentine’s Day is in honor of Ms. Wade.
“This is the largest fundraiser of the year for us. Sam and Donna Sinclair set up their home like a restaurant. We have people who act as servers and we take reservations for this dinner,” Friends for Hope at Gloryland Farms Relay for Life team captain Elizabeth Cole said.
Ms. Cole said the fundraiser is now in its 11th year, but this year is significant because it pays tribute to fallen team member Ms. Wade.
All proceeds from the 11th annual Regina Wade Memorial Valentine Dinner will benefit the annual Weakley West Relay for Life event planned this summer.
Ms. Cole said she can recall serving as many as 100 hundred guests at one dinner.
This year, the team hopes to have as many as the Sinclair house, located at 1947 Nethery Road in Martin, will hold.
The menu for the Feb. 11 fundraiser includes a choice of prime rib or marinated chicken breast, baked potato, salad, rolls with strawberry butter and homemade desserts.
The cost of the meal is $25 per person. Reservations are required as seating will be limited throughout the evening.
Those interested in what is described as fine dining in an elegant atmosphere and being a part of fighting the battle against cancer are asked to call (731) 571-8640. All proceeds from the event will go to Relay for Life.

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