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Relay for Life Set for Friday

June 14, 2017
Wetzel Chronicle

Wetzel County's annual Relay for Life will be held Friday, June 16 at the Magnolia High School track. This year's theme "Mardi Gras" ensures that a good time will be held by all while keeping in mind the ever-constant battle, and hope, for a cure for cancer. Relay for Life celebrates those who have fought and prevailed against the evil disease, encourages those who are still fighting, and Relay for Life also honors those who have fought, but passed on.

According to the American Cancer Society, Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. "Each event is six to 24 hours in length, and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps."

"Cancer patients don't stop because they're tired, and for one night, neither do we."

Each team has a themed campsite at the event and continues fundraising efforts by collecting donations for food, goods, games, and activities. This money will count towards their overall team fundraising goal.

Fact Box

4-5:30 p.m - Team set up can begin anytime during the day or evening before, weather permitting.

5:30-6 p.m. - Survivor/Caregiver Reception

6-6:30 p.m. - Opening Ceremony. First lap, survivors; Second lap, caregivers; Third lap, everyone. Music by Carman Harman.

6:30-7:30 p.m. - Crossroads

7:30-7:45 p.m. - Announcement of Mr. Relay contestants. Bands will be setting up.

7:45-8:15 p.m. - Purse Auction

8:15-9:15 p.m. - Ebert Brothers

9:15-9:30 p.m. - Announce Luminaria Service to start. Barb Cecil Birkheimer will sing.

9:30-10 p.m. - Luminaria Ceremony, Singing by Barb Cecil Birkheimer

10-10:30 p.m. - Barb Cecil Birkheimer will sing/Mr. Relay money counted/Crown Mr. Relay/

Music by Carman Harman.

10:30-10:45 p.m. - Music by Carman Harman. Road to Recovery teams enter cars to be judged.

10:45-11:45 p.m. - Music by Roger Eddy Bluegrass Band

11:45 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. - Music by Ben Tharp

12:30-1 a.m. - Cake Walk

1-2 a.m. - Battle of the Teams Tug-of-War

2-3 a.m. - Frozen T-shirt Contest, Pie Eating contest, and Hat Judging

3-4 a.m. - Team spirit laps

4-5 a.m. - Fight Back, Closing Ceremony, and Announce Money Raised

5-6 a.m. - Clean-up candles, etc. All campsites must take garbage to dumpsters!

6 a.m. - Breakfast, and see you next year!

This schedule is flexible and can change. Please listen for announcements.

 
 
 

 

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