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Relay for Life runs this weekend

By CALVIN PYNN

calvin@southwesttimes.com

 

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Pulaski County will take place at the Dublin Fairgrounds this Saturday, June 21.

This year’s event will start at 10 a.m. with an introduction and opening prayer then giving way to a day full of music, games and other activities. Family oriented merriment will be a large part of the all-day event, which is set to go through the night until 1 a.m.

This will be an opportunity for the community to come out and raise money for cancer research, and ultimately join the fight against the disease. Cancer survivors, families of survivors, caregivers, and anyone else willing to help the cause are welcome to take part in Relay For Life.

Many local bands will play throughout this year’s Relay for Life, starting with The Traditions at 1 p.m. Route 11 will perform at 5 p.m. with Corporate Praise following at 7 p.m.

Tunes will continue throughout the night with Buck Nelson at 9:30 p.m. Aside Oceans will close the show at 11 p.m. as Relay for Life will go late into the night.

Other games will be part of the day’s festivities, such as the watermelon eating contest at noon, a balloon release at 3 p.m., and the potato sack race at 6:30 p.m. The Hillbilly King and Queen will also be crowned at 9 p.m.

Awards will also be given later in the night for local teams that helped raised money for the American Cancer Society.

Relay for Life will be open to the public, although $5 wristbands will be required after 9 p.m. Donations will be accepted as well.

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