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      A great year for Adair County Relay for Life

      2013 Adair County Relay for Life passed out awards to all the teams for their hard work.

      It was a huge successful year for one Heartland organization.

      The 2013 Adair County Relay for Life committee had their wrap up meeting with team captains Monday evening in Kirksville.

      The team discussed the success of the main April 13 event at the Kirksville Primary School.

      32 teams participated this year raising over $56,000 for The American Cancer Society.

      Everyone who attended said it was the change of hours this year from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. that helped with this year's attendance.

      "I've heard a lot of good feedback. I think people enjoyed being there more to see the entertainment, play games, and be there for a longer period of time during that time," said Adair County Relay for Life Co-Chair Cathy Creason.

      The committee also took the time to present awards at the meeting. KTVO received the Media Award while different teams received awards for fundraising and participation.

      The committee will be taking a short break for a few weeks before meeting up again and start brainstorming for next year's Relay for Life event.