When it comes to raising money for the American Cancer Society, no one in Missouri does it better than Palmyra's Flower Children. In fact, Marion County's Relay for Life is one of the top ACS fundraisers in the nation. Not shabby for a town of 3,700.

The Palmyra Flower Children Relay for Life team topped the $1,000,000 in donations at its annual Spring Fling fundraiser. The giving goes on Friday, June 1, with the actual Relay for Life event at Flower City Park in Palmyra.

The relay kicks off at 4 p.m. and lasts until midnight. The official opening ceremonies start at 7 p.m. where the Flower Children will be recognized for record-breaking fundraising efforts. It's a family affair, with food and activities. I'm privileged to emcee the event. Hope to see you there!