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Bed races Saturday benefit Family Promise
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Family Promise of Bryan County will have its second annual Bedspread Derby from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill.

Racers are invited to transform a bed into a vehicle as well as create the most unique bed of the day.

Prizes will be awarded for fastest bed, best design, most outrageous design and “what were they thinking?” Teams consist of five people, four pushing the bed and one riding, and the entry fee is $100. All proceeds will benefit Family Promise.

The nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping homeless and low-income families become independent by keeping families together and providing support and assistance during hard times. The charity helps families find and secure long-term housing and provides additional support, including food, counseling, temporary shelter and compassion.

Family Promise launched a campaign, “Building Lives,” earlier this year to challenge residents to help the organization reach its target of $150,000 by the end of this year to enable it to be up and running by January.    

Candice Stewart-Fife, the organization’s chairwoman of fund development and public relations, said, “The Bedspread Derby was a great success last year and just an overall fun event. It encourages teamwork and most definitely hard work, as these beds can be works of art! I am looking forward to this year’s race, sharing our mission with the residents of our community and raising much-needed funds.”

For more information on Family Promise of Bryan County or to register for the derby, go to

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