Relay For Life team wants to egg your house

Published 4:46 pm Thursday, March 12, 2020

Team Skip, Brookhavenite Michelle Tarver’s Relay for Life team, wants to egg your house this Easter.

In her effort to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, Tarver has put together an effort to hide candy-filled eggs in your yard — or other specified locale — after dark April 11, the night before Easter Sunday.

Her Easter bunnies will come to the prearranged location and hide two dozen eggs for a $20 donation, or 50 eggs for $35, 100 eggs for $60 or another amount for a pre-agreed-upon sum.

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Tarver is eager to raise as much for Relay as she can, in honor of her husband Skip and in memory of her mother, Kathryn Lovette. Skip Tarver was diagnosed with kidney cancer last July. His right kidney was removed Aug. 1, and he has been in remission since the surgery. Tarver’s mother, Lovette — a long-time teacher at Loyd Star — died from cancer a few years ago. Though Tarver has been volunteering with Relay For Life for more than 20 years, her energy and commitment to the cause has increased with this new team that honors and remembers her loved ones.

The “Egg My House” Easter egg fundraising effort is customizable — “We’re taking special requests,” Tarver says — there are some guidelines. Hiding is only within the Brookhaven city limits — teams and time are limited; limited spots are available; and the deadline for requests is noon April 4, giving Tarver and her bunnies one week to make final preparations.

For more information, to order egg delivery or to make a donation for cancer research to ACS, contact Tarver at 601-754-5261.