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Most Chrome        (Tie)

1957 Chevy Pickup

1957 Chevy Bel Air

James Nicholson     

Connie Jordan


Least Chrome

1937 Chevy Sedan

Bruce Tudor


Highest Ride

1966 Ford Pickup

Bert Dickens


Lowest Ride

1951 Ford Mercury

Ernie & Nita Sydnor


Most Original      (Tie)      

1965 Ford Galaxy

1970 Pontiac GTO

Kenny Herrick

Robbie Mack


Best Interior

2010 Chevy Corvette

Cindy Vann


Best Exterior

1968 Ford Mustang

Chris Ellis


Best Engine         (Tie)       

1956 Chevy Bel Air

1967 Chevy Chevelle

James Wrenn

Diane Taylor


Best Appearing New Model

2016  Mustang Shelby

James Robinson






Special Awards




Relay Choice

1967 Mustang Conv.

Susan Harrell


Charles Taylor  Memorial

1937 Chevy Coupe

Thurstan Vann


David Williams Memorial

1967 Ford Mustang

Jesse Harrell


Bennie Acree     Memorial

1986 Chevy Pickup

Justin Smith


George Blick     Memorial

1969 Chevy Impala

Dickie Delbridge


Special Interest

1984 Chevy Blazer

Charles Bradshaw


People’s Choice

1965 Chevy Pickup

Walter Lynch


DASH PLATES SPONSORED BY Link’s Electrical Chris Link. Special thanks for donations from Walter Lynch & Diane Taylor, and all the Support from Volunteers which made this event possible

Relay for Life ~ Calvary Baptist Church

“Praying for a Cure”



2016 Relay for Life Wrap Up Meeting and Interest Meeting for 2017

Help Us Wrap Up Relay

The Relay For Life of Emporia/Greensville would like to invite everyone to help us wrap up Relay 2016! We will have an open discussion on what was liked, disliked and how we can make Relay 2017 even better!

In addition, anyone in attendance will be entered to win fun raffle prizes. Not to mention, we will recognize our Team Captains, Top Teams and Top Participants.

Light Refreshments will be served.

Please join us us on Monday. August 15th from 6-7 pm at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center, 727 North Main Street, Emporia, Virginia.

Come ready for a relaxing evening of fun! Bring your Party Hat and any additional donations to turn in.

Contact us at (804)527-3778 or for more information.

Help us plan for Relay 2017

The Relay for Life of Emporia/Greensville interest meeting for 2017 will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 6:00 pm, also at Southside Virginia Regional Medical Center.

For more information contact Mynik Taylor at (804)527-3778 or

We are looking for dedicated volunteers in the Emporia community interested in the fight against cancer.

Relay For Life Car Show Resuolts

Relay for Life results 2015

Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

Car & Truck

Most Chrome -Connie Jordan – 1957 Chevy

Least Chrome –  Bruce Tudor – 1937 Chevy Sedan

Highest Ride – Robert Allen – 1969 Chevy Pickup

Lowest Ride –  Ernie & Nita Sydnor – 1951 Mercury Coupe

Most Original – Dickie Delbridge – 1969 Chevy Impala

Best  Interior –  Thurston Vann – 1955 Chevy Bel Air

Best Exterior(paint) – Jimmy Day – 1969 Chevy Camaro

Best Engine – Mel Ogburn – 2005 Chevy SSR  


Most Chrome-Lee Seymour – 2010 Harley Ultra Classic

Least Chrome -Mike Moran – 1999 Honda Shadow

Most Original – Mike Moran – 1999 Honda Shadow

Best Paint – Linda Childress – 2001 Harley Trike

Best Engine –  Lee Seymour – 2010 Harley Ultra Classic                    


Charles Taylor Memorial Award – James Bradley - 1970 Chevy Nova

David Williams Memorial Award –  Walter Lynch – 1965 Chevy Pickup

People’s Choice –  Lee Seymour – 2010 Harley Ultra Classic


Emporia, VA – Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center (SVRMC) joined with hospitals across the nation in celebration of National Hospital Week May 12-16. Dating back to 1921, National Hospital Week celebrates hospitals and the men and women who support the health of their communities through compassionate care, constant innovation and unwavering, unmatched dedication to the patients they serve.

SVRMC kicked off their Hospital Week celebration on Monday with a $1.00 lunch special in the cafeteria followed by an ice cream social that afternoon.  Other activities included BINGO in the cafeteria and an afternoon candy cart, the annual services awards luncheon, and afternoon wings and things snack attack, and SVRMC casino games and a seafood buffet in the cafeteria.  The celebration at SVRMC culminated on Friday with a cookout featuring hot dog, hamburgers, grilled chicken and bratwursts with all the trimmings. 

Each year, staff participate in fund raisers leading up to and throughout Hospital Week to benefit the Emporia/Greensville Relay for Life. On the Friday prior to Hospital Week, staff participated in an SVRMC Denim Day, collecting $5.00 from staff who wore their favorite jeans to work.  During Hospital Week, all proceeds from the $1.00 lunch special were added to the collection and raffle tickets were sold throughout the week for prize drawings to be held following the Hospital Week picnic.  When all was said and done on the final day of the celebration, staff had raised a total of $1,057.00 that they donated to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.  

Susan Mitchell and Brenda Pultz, Co-Chairs of the Emporia Greensville Relay for Life accept the donation raise by staff during National Hospital Week from SVRMC Chief Executive Officer, Eric Lachance.

Photos from this weekend's Relay for Life

Calvary Baptist Relay for Life Car Show Results

Car & Truck

Most Chrome –  Ken Myrick – 1955 Chevy Bel Air/ Mel Ogburn - 2005 Chevy SSR

Least Chrome –  Andre’  Cain – 1994 Mazda RX7/ Scott Hudson - 1969 Chevy Corvette

Highest Ride –  Glenn Moss – 1966 Chevy pickup

Lowest Ride –  Charlie Robinson – 1955 Chevy Bel Air

Most Original –  Dickie Delbridge – 1968 Chevy Nova/ Susan Harrell – 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible

Best  Interior –  Ernie & Nita Sydnor – 1950 Ford Coupe

Best Exterior(paint) – Chris Ellis – 1932 Ford Coupe

Best Engine –  Jimmy Day – 1969 Chevy Camaro


Best Paint –  Jesse Harrell – 1999 Harley Ultra Classic

Best Engine –  Don Bullock – 1996 Boss Hoss  


Charles Taylor Memorial Award – Thurston Vann – 1937 Chevy  Coupe

David Williams Memorial Award – Walter Lynch – 1965 Chevy  pickup

Peoples Choice – Glenn Moss – 1966 Chevy  pickup<


Relay for Life is TODAY!


*Click Here For the Full Relay Night Schedule!

*Download and Print the Luminaria Purchase Form Here!

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. on the GCHS track starts the 2014 Emporia Greensville Relay For Life.  We will recognize our cancer survivors at 7:00 p.m. and they will start the walk followed by a caregivers walk and then the team walk  We hope to have someone on the track from every team throughout the night and close out the program at 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning.  We will have many different walks throughout the night such as our favorite, the teddy bear walk, the duck walk, the patriotic walk, the bad hair walk, the backwards walk, the favorite hat walk and many many more. 

We will have our luminaria walk at dusk and if you have never seen the luminarias around the track in honor or in memory of a loved one you are in for a treat.  It is one of the most moving ceremonies I  have ever been a part of.  If anyone is interested in purchasing a luminaria in honor or memory of a loved one you can do so by contacting a Relay For Life team or they will be sold at Relay; you may also download the form here and deliver it to any team member (or bring it with you to the Relay).  There will also be a mini auction going on during Relay Friday night!  We will have a Relay T.V., Relay blankets, Kuerig Coffee Maker,  Elliott Sadler items and lots more! 

Throughout the night Ricky Adams will be our DJ and play whatever music you request and we may just have some karoke funtime as well.  So bring your best voice and come on out for lots of good food, great fun and wonderful friends to hang out with. You just might see Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, Moses from The Ten Commandments, one of the kids from High School Musical , our favorite dance teacher from Dirty Dancing or any one from the movies represented by our Relay teams as our theme this year is Hollywood Award winning movies.

You can also register to win this Fiat at the Relay!  Tickets are $5 each


Relay for Life night at Bojangles of Emporia on Wednesday night from 5-8pm. A portion of the sales will go to Relay for Life!

*Click Here For the Full Relay Night Schedule!

*Download and Print the Luminaria Purchase Form Here!

Christanna Cruisers Relay for Life Team Accepts Donation

Christie Hales (Left), a member of the Christanna Cruisers Relay for Life Team, accepts checks from Brunswick Insurance Agency's Ray Thomas for the Cancer Fundraiser.  Brunswick Insurance Agency offered to donate to the Relay for Life based on the recent turn-out of the Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by the Lawrenceville Rotary Club.  The Christanna Cruisers, a team from Southside Virginia Community College, had the most people to donate in their team's name and the other donation was a gift of $5.00 per blood donor. 

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