Crestview teams raise $148,500 in Relay for Life (GALLERY)

Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 10:31 AM.

Powell was part of the Bob Sikes Elementary School relay team. She was a teacher at the school for 30 years before retiring.

Other area schools, including Davidson Middle School and Riverside Elementary School, were just some of the teams lining the track. Area churches, businesses and other organizations also participated.

Over the past year, teams have raised $148,500 for cancer research; last weekend's event netted $17,000, according to event organizer Krystal Jackson. She credited Crestview in helping Okaloosa become the No. 1 county in the country in raising money per capita for the ACS.   

"It's because of Crestview that we are number one, which is huge," Jackson said.

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Matthew Brown at 850-682-6524 or Follow him on Twitter @cnbMatthew.

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