Features http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/features/todaysfeatures en Relay for life kicks off Friday at fair pavilion http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/relay-life-kicks-friday-fair-pavilion <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/relay_for_life.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> The annual Tri-Counties Relay for Life kicks off on Friday, May 13, at 6 p.m. at the Suwannee River Fair Pavilion in Fanning Springs.</p> <p> To help the fundraiser get off to a good start Carin Knighton, community manager of Relay for Life, front left, accepted a check from Whitney McQueen, communications specialist with Central Florida Electric Cooperative, and other employees of the cooperative. The cooperative employees organize the Light of Hope golf tournament each year and present the money to Relay.</p> $16,000 donated to help in cancer battle http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/16000-donated-help-cancer-battle <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_1540.jpg" alt="Friends and family came out to an event at the AMVETS Post 422 to show their support for Chiefland resident Allie Johnson, pictured front and center, who is battling cancer. They all wore &quot;Team Allie&quot; shirts with the slogan &quot;Believe&quot; on the front." title="Friends and family came out to an event at the AMVETS Post 422 to show their support for Chiefland resident Allie Johnson, pictured front and center, who is battling cancer. They all wore &quot;Team Allie&quot; shirts with the slogan &quot;Believe&quot; on the front." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Friends, family and community members all came out to support and raise funds for the Chiefland woman who is battling breast and ovarian cancer on Saturday, May 7.</p> <p> AMVETS Post 422 in conjunction with Post 42 hosted a poker run and event for Allie Johnson. Over $7,000 was raised the day of the event, with $16,000 being raised over all, including the value of a car which was purchased so Johnson would have transportation.</p> <p> &quot;I&#39;m very grateful for our small town,&quot; Johnson said.</p> Tri County Community Resource Center activities http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/tri-county-community-resource-center-activities <p> Free CPR Certification class &mdash; Wednesday, May 18, 4-6 p.m. at the Tri-County Community Resource Center at 15 N. Main St., Chiefland.</p> <p> Class instruction is sponsored by Central Florida Electric Cooperative and the cost of certification is sponsored by the local Children&rsquo;s Partnership Council. You must be registered to attend.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px"> &nbsp;</p> CHS Class of '96 to reunite http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/chs-class-96-reunite <p> Chiefland High School Class of 1996 will be celebrating their 20-year reunion on Saturday, June 4.</p> <p> In memory of the classmates we&rsquo;ve lost, the Class of 1996 is accepting donations for a Memorial Scholarship in their honor to be awarded to a 2016 Chiefland High School graduate.</p> <p> For details on the reunion, scholarship or to make a donation, please visit: www.ChieflandHigh1996.com&nbsp; or www.GoFundMe.com/CHS1996.</p> <p> For more information, call 727-686-3735 or visit chieflandhigh1996@yahoo.com.</p> Wild Hog raises $20,400 for Levy ARC http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/wild-hog-raises-20400-levy-arc <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_1558.jpg" alt="From left to right, Wild Hog board members Justin Maynard and David Kunkleman look on as Wild Hog President Keith Maynard presents a check for $20,400, the proceeds of the 39th Annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race, to Levy ARC director Betty Walker for the organization. " title="From left to right, Wild Hog board members Justin Maynard and David Kunkleman look on as Wild Hog President Keith Maynard presents a check for $20,400, the proceeds of the 39th Annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race, to Levy ARC director Betty Walker for the organization. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> On Monday morning, Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race board members presented the Levy ARC with a check for the proceeds from the 39th annual Wild Hog race.</p> <p> The event raised $20,400, up from $19,400 last year.</p> <p> &quot;Thanks for the opportunity to serve you,&quot; Wild Hog President Keith Maynard said at the presentation at the Levy ARC facilities. We love each one of y&#39;all, he said.</p> <p> Maynard said they&#39;d been called to do the race as a ministry and giving all the glory to God, they knew he&#39;d continue to bless it.</p> Iron Butts for Bucks ride Friday http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/iron-butts-bucks-ride-friday <p> There&#39;s a reason the fundraising bike ride is titled Iron Butts for Bucks. It&#39;s no easy task to ride 1,000 miles on a motorcycle in less than 24 hours.</p> <p> Nevertheless, Brad Groom and Bruce &quot;B.B.&quot; Bryant Jr. have completed such rides year after year, with the next one taking place this Friday, May 13. The rides aren&#39;t just for fun or to achieve the accomplishment of having completed them. Others pledge contributions and the proceeds benefit area nursing home residents.</p> A berry good time http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/berry-good-time <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/_dsc2589.jpg" alt="The second annual Blueberry Festival was held in Bronson this past weekend. With vendors, parades and of course blueberries, a good time was had by all. " title="The second annual Blueberry Festival was held in Bronson this past weekend. With vendors, parades and of course blueberries, a good time was had by all. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Bronson welcomed crowds to its 2nd Annual Blueberry Festival on Saturday, May 14.&nbsp;</p> <p> The festivities started on Friday with a parade through the town&#39;s commercial center.&nbsp;</p> Bronson Parks and Rec cheer camp http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/bronson-parks-and-rec-cheer-camp <p> Bronson Parks and Recreation is hosting cheer camp June 13 to June 17, from 8 a.m. to noon for girls ages four to 12 years old. Girls four and five years old are required to have an adult stay with them.</p> <p> Girls will learn a basic stunt, three cheers and a halftime routine, which they will perform on the last day.</p> <p> The camp will be held at the James Cobb Park in Bronson.</p> <p> The cost is $60 per child.</p> <p> All registration forms can be picked up at Bronson Town Hall. The forms and fees must be turned in there by Tuesday, May 31.</p>