Wetumpka Relay for Life to be held Saturday

Published 4:53pm Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wetumpka’s 20th annual Relay for Life will kick off at noon Saturday at Hohenberg Field. Participating teams armed with tents and chairs will set up camp around the perimeter of the field for the event.

The sites will serve as home bases for Relay participants as they take turns walking a luminary-lined oval, playing games and participating in contests. The event will mark the culmination of this year’s campaign to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Activities, which will continue until midnight will also include honoring cancer survivors and remembering those who didn’t survive the disease.

This year’s goal is $90,000. All proceeds from Relay for Life benefit the American Cancer Society and aid in its battle against cancer.

It isn’t too late to contribute to the cause. Everyone is encouraged to donate to a team or to the overall Wetumpka Relay effort.

There are also still opportunities to participate in various fundraisers.

Remaining fundraisers are:

•April 24, 5 p.m., Nuevo Ranchito – Dine to Donate – the restaurant will donate 10 percent of the evening’s proceeds to Relay.

•Luminaries – Available for $5 each.

•Boat Raffle – Retail value $339, offered by Coosa River Adventures. Tickets are $10 each or $20 for three tickets

•Braves or Biscuits Tickets Raffle – Package of four tickets –  pick the game day. Tickets are $5 each.

•Bow Fishing Trip Raffle – Fishing trip will be at Cooter’s Pond. Tickets are $10 each.

•Car and Scooter Sale – Both items are on display at Coosa River Adventures. Relay for Life will receive 10 percent of the purchase price.

 

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