Created on Thursday, 18 June 2009 Written by Brooks Canavesi
The 11th annual Logan County Relay For Life kicks off with an opening ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, June 19, on the grounds of the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center. The survivor’s lap will follow speeches from this year’s honorary co-chairmen, Terri Schneider and Janet Donnelly.
Military veterans and other community service related personnel are encouraged to attend the opening ceremonies in uniform to honor those who have fought for their country but lost their battle with cancer.
The annual luminaria ceremony will be conducted at 9:30 p.m. to honor survivors and to remember those lost to cancer. Donations for the purple luminaria bags are $10 each and $25 for each gold bag. Bags will have the names of those honored placed on the front.
Money will also be raised through a variety of tents offering items for sale as well as food for donations.
Live bands will play throughout the night, with Terry Lee & The Rockaboogie Band headlining. A karaoke contest is scheduled to start around 11 p.m.
Event organizers say they focused more on making the event fun for the whole family, particularly by adding entertainment aimed at children.
Other contests include Miss Relay, No. 1 Race Fan, hula hoop, movie and television trivia, limbo and water drinking.
The Jeff Kerns 5K Memorial run begins at 9 a.m Saturday, June 20. Registration at 7:30 a.m. the day of the race is $20 with a T-shirt while supplies last.
Team results and closing statements will wrap up the event starting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
On the Web: www.relayforlife.org/logancounty