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May 302015
 

Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 12.48.21 PMThe 16th Annual BOW American Cancer Society Relay for Life will take place at High Plains Community Center (Orange Fairgrounds) 525 Orange Center Road this Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31.

The fairgrounds will open at noon on Saturday for teams to check in and set up camp, and Luminaria sales will begin.

At 2 p.m. food concessions with hot dogs and hamburgers will be open under the pavilion.

At 3 p.m. there will be a chalk drawing contest. A limited number of 8×8 squares are available for purchase at $20 each – proceeds go to the Relay for Life.

From 5-7 p.m. the Kids Care events with bounce house, crafts, cotton candy, popcorn and more will be open.

The Relay for Life opening ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. After the opening ceremony, there will be a cancer survivor lap (and a caregivers lap) around the track at 6:15 p.m.  The team laps will follow.

At 6:30 p.m. the Survivors will be treated to dinner while the band “Lunchbox” plays.

At 7:30 p.m. a DJ will be playing along with local talent, Orie Mack, Jenny and the Funky Bunch, and The Hypnosis at the gazebo and the volleyball and basketball tournaments will begin.

At 9 p.m. the Luminaria ceremony will begin. This always is a touching, solemn ceremony when candles are lit and teams take a lap in the darkness as names of the departed scroll on a screen in the field.

A movie is scheduled to play on the big screen around 11 p.m. although forecasters are predicting nighttime and overnight showers.

The Relay for Life will close on Sunday at 7:00 am.

If you’ve never attended a Relay for Life, please come on out for this moving event. The best time for non-participants to come is from 6:00 – 10 p.m. on Saturday.

So far, the BOW Relay for life has raised $63,649.19. The Relay Committee is hoping to make more than $100,000.00 by the end of the weekend.

Consider donating to the American Cancer Society. To learn more about the BOW Relay for Life and to make a donation to a favorite team or member, click – BOW Relay Donations.

Relay Chairman Lynn Plaskowitz said, “Relay for Life is truly a life changing experience, and a chance for the community to remember a loved one, support those fighting and those who have conquered Cancer.  Come and purchase a LUMINARY BAG  and participate in our moving ceremony. Help support our event and the teams that have been working so hard for months.”

Originally Published on: May 29, 2015 @ 12:53

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