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6/26/2017 1:46:00 PM
Relay for Life returns to City Park Saturday
Participants in the 2016 Relay for Live event photograph luminaria representing family and friends who are battling cancer or those lost to the disease. The luminaria ceremony is at 9 p.m. Saturday.
Participants in the 2016 Relay for Live event photograph luminaria representing family and friends who are battling cancer or those lost to the disease. The luminaria ceremony is at 9 p.m. Saturday.
Crawford County residents will again do their part to "Knock Cancer Off the Board" Saturday.

The annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Crawford County is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Robinson City Park. Money raised through the event goes to help fight cancer and improve the quality of life of local cancer patients and caregivers.

"We are about halfway to reaching our goal of $30,000," according to organizer Debbie Parker. "We are going to be celebrating our survivors, remembering the ones we have lost and fighting back against cancer."

Activities get underway at 10 a.m. with opening ceremonies. Girl Scout Troop 2100 will present the colors and "The Star-Spangled Banner" will be performed by Julie Cox.

The survivor, caregiver, committee and team laps follow at 10:15 a.m. Caregiver speaker Kathy Arnold will speak at 10:25 a.m.

There is more to Relay than just walking. A corn hole tourney and silent auction start at 11 a.m. and "Whale Wars" begins at 11:30 a.m. A frozen t-shirt contest follows at noon.

A demonstration by Bradbury's Tae Kwon Do demonstration is 1 p.m.

A card walk is planned for 2 p.m. and a duct tape costume contest is 2:30 p.m. Kelsey & the Fam perform at 3 p.m.

A cruise-in, sponsored by Crawford County Collectables, is 4 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Jesse Hock at 618-553-0688 or www.robinsoncarclub.com.

Auctioneer Billy Burke will conduct a live auction at 4:30 p.m. and Trouble & Company will perform at 6:30 p.m.

The annual "Fight Back" ceremony is 8:45 p.m., followed by the Luminaria ceremony at 9 p.m. Luminaria to honor cancer patients, survivors and caregivers are still available for purchase.





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