The Blount County Relay for Life will be held for the first time at the Blount County-Agri- Business Center in Oneonta. The event will begin on Friday, May 11, with a survivors dinner at 5 p.m., and continue with the survivors walk starting at 7 p.m., followed by others walking.
Sixteen relay teams have worked tirelessly raising funds toward their $55,000 goal. Donations may be made Friday night and are tax-deductible.
The luminary ceremony will begin at 9:30 p.m. Luminaries may be purchased until 9 p.m. for $5 in honor of cancer survivors or in memory of those who have lost their battle with cancer. Names will be written on the bags.
It will be a night of games, contests, entertainment, food, and fellowship.
For the kids, there will be a coloring contest, a baseball toss, and basketball shots. The scavenger hunt will have one category for kids and one for adults, as will the Moon Pie eating contest. A war of mascots is also planned.
Entertainment will include Miss Kelley’s School of Dance, the Neely School for Performing Arts, the Faithmen Quartet, and a comedy act known as Maxine’s sister and Mr. Ledbetter.
For more information, phone Pennie Bickerstaff, 274-8588.
This is a FREE family event.
– Sue Tidwell