May 302014

Opening Ceremony, survivors and caregivers walk (c.2010).

Opening Ceremony, survivors and caregivers walk (c.2010).

The 2014 Relay for Life of BOW takes place this weekend at the Orange Fairgrounds. The goal is to raise $100,000 for the American Cancer Society. So far teams have raised $74,932.94. If you cannot attend the Relay, visit the Website and make a donation.

In the morning the committee members and other volunteers will arrive and begin setting up.

The larger crowd will come to the fairgrounds at noon and teams will set up their tents and campsites. All participants are asked to bring 3 canned goods that will hold down the Luminary bags and after the Relay will be donated to the Orange Food Bank.

Teams will sell a variety of items from crafts to food along the walking track. Luminary bags will be sold for $10 each. Purchase one in support of someone you love who is battling cancer, is a survivor or who has lost their battle with cancer.

The “Kids Care” are will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Children will be treated to crafts, cotton candy, popcorn, face painting and a bounce house.

Opening ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. This year’s Relay for Life Honoree is Amity Student Assistance

The evening Luminary Ceremony (c. 2010)

The evening Luminary Ceremony (c. 2010)

Counselor and boys hockey coach, Gary Lindgren. Gary will be honored during the opening ceremonies.

The solemn luminary ceremony will begin at 9 p.m.

Closing ceremonies will be held at 7 a.m. on Sunday, June 1. 

Unlike past years when the Relay saw freezing cold temperatures, rain or extreme heat, Saturday’s weather is expected to be pleasant and dry and in the upper 60s. Overnight temps in the upper 40s.


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