Relay For Life of Pickett County “Heroes of Hope” event set for September 7th
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Pickett County with a theme of “Heroes of Hope” is scheduled for Saturday, September 7 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the PCHS Athletic Field and in case of rain at the PCHS gym.
Come out and enjoy some good food as you support your local ACS Relay For Life event. Cancer Survivor registration will start at 5:00 pm and we encourage survivor participation as this is an important part of the Relay For Life event. Balloons for the balloon release may be purchased in memory or in honor of a loved one at the Relay on Friday evening from 4:00 to 5:00 for $1.00 each.
Returning this year is the Car Show and Motorcycle Show, registration from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. with a $10.00 entry fee. Prizes will be awarded on Best of Show, Under Construction, and Best Interior judging will be done by out of town judges we will also have People’s Choice determined by monetary vote, the winners will be announced at 7:00 p.m. So make plans now to come out and enjoy the ceremonies, auction, entertainment, food, and fellowship. Parking will be available at the top of the hill and handicapped parking at the field.
Participating teams for this year are People’s Bank, Byrdstown First United Methodist Church, Conner Family, Williams Chapel Church, Moodyville Missionary Baptist Church, PCHS, and the River Rats. Teams can register the day of the event with a $100.00 entry fee and participate in the walk and all other activities.
Teams will have individual campsites and would like to invite everyone to visit as some will have food and activities. You will want to check out the auction as there are always some great items to bid on. Bobbie McGinnis will bring on the Games and activities to keep everyone involved. We have a very special Luminaria ceremony planned this year featuring “Sky Lanterns”.
This event is open to the general public and attendance is greatly encouraged. You do not have to be on a Relay For Life team to attend and participate in the auction or watch special events of the night.
Come out and enjoy this community wide event we call “Relay For Life of Pickett County” all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society funding Research, Patient Support, Local programs and Services.
For more information about resources offered through the American Cancer Society visit www.cancer.org or call 1-800-227-2345 and for Relay For Life information visit www.relayforlife.org.
A complete schedule of events is as following:
4 – 5:00 p.m. Car Show Registration & Survivor Registration
Opening Prayer – Louis Davis
National Anthem – Elly Smith
Survivor Speaker – Leanne Asberry
Recognition of Survivors
Survivors Lap (survivors walk 1st lap)
Balloon Release – Ma & Pa’s (1.00 each)
Caregiver’s Lap (past & present/join survivors 2nd lap)
Team (join survivors & caregivers 3rd lap)
Survivors’ refreshments & Reg. table provided by & hosted by the Byrdstown Women’s Club. A quilt will be given away to a participating survivor.
3:00 – 5:00 Jail & Bail (.25 cents puts someone in jail, $l.00 to get out or pay $5.00 to be exempt from jail time.)
6:00 Auction – Johnny Sells
7:30 – 8:00 Lip Sync
7:00 Car Show Winners Announced
8:00 Remember/Luminary Ceremony
Featuring “Sky Lanterns”
11:00 Games/Activities Begin
9:00 Late Night Aerobics
Auction items and sponsor information can be found on page 4 of this week’s paper.