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2nd Monster Golf Cart Rally deemed a success

A new golf cart-decorating tradition is taking root in Peachtree City thanks to a dedicated group of people wanting to fight against blood-based cancer.

For the second year in a row, residents turned out for the Monster Golf Cart Rally, an event raising money for the national Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Oct. 27. The idea is for participants to decorate their carts with a monster theme to scare off blood cancer.

The golf carts again took their path around Lake Peachtree to raise awareness and hope one day for a cure, according to organizer Amanda Johns.

Judges also weighed in on the crowd favorite, which turned out to be the “Bob and Muffin” entry featuring Bob Owen and his dog Muffin, who drove a six-seater with spooky skeletons in the back, including a mock dog skeleton.

The second place winner, Lorraine DeLoach, has the theme of “The Witch is in” but it was the fact that DeLoach was honoring her husband and her daughter-in-law’s mom, both of whom lost their battles this year with blood cancer.

The rally brought in $2,000 this year and Johns intends to keep growing the event. She is thankful for the community’s help and for the word-of-mouth praise following the event.

This year’s rally had a fall festival atmosphere that drew a number of children and families to the Aberdeen shopping center. There was even a trunk-or-treat to add some Halloween flavor to the fun.

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