Noel not too young to lead Relay for Life team

Becca Noel (right); Tammy Gillespie (center) and Kelly Gillespie (right) make craft hats at their booth during the Callaway County Relay for Life event at McClure Field on Friday.

Becca Noel (right); Tammy Gillespie (center) and Kelly Gillespie (right) make craft hats at their booth during the Callaway County Relay for Life event at McClure Field on Friday. (Josh Mosely/FULTON SUN photo)

As she stood and addressed cancer survivors, cancer caregivers and the 30 some-odd Relay for Life teams at McClure Field on Friday, event chair Mindy Noel couldn’t help but get a little choked up talking about one team — and team captain — in particular.

The team was named Punk’s Purple Posse and the posse was being led by Noel’s daughter Becca. All 9 — sorry, 9 1/2 — years of her. She was, by far, the youngest team captain at the Callaway County Relay for Life on Friday.

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