By Dr. Connie Black
Relay for Life Chair
We hope by now you have your calendar marked and your plans made for an exciting and fun-filled Friday night, May 16, 6 p.m. at the NMMC-Eupora walking track.
Plans are finalized and all of the teams are decorating, cooking and taking care of last-minute details as the clock winds down on our Relay for Life 2014 main event.
It is impossible to list everything planned for this night, but here are a few of things in store for you:
Make sure you come to the walking track with a hearty appetite. You won’t leave hungry as we are preparing to serve pizza, pretzels, chips of all kinds, Tacos in a Bag, nachos, hamburgers and hot dogs .Are you hungry just thinking about all the possibilities?
If you have a “sweet tooth” don’t worry about it, we have you covered. You can look for Fruit on a Stick, homemade cookies, ice cream, cotton candy, doughnuts and brownies.
With all the fun and excitement, we are all bound to get thirsty. Many of the teams will be providing a variety of drinks including soft drinks, “old-timey” lemonade and water.
Of course, the children need “something to do” and we can promise you they won’t be bored. Look for the booths that offer glow sticks, glow-in-the-dark necklaces and bracelets, the “Ducky Pond” and “Go Fishing” games, face painting, hair glitter, bubbles, whistles and balls. Let them burn off some of that energy on the slide and jumper. Oh, yes, no one will want to miss the school principals’ competition to raise money for their school Relay teams!
Samantha Clardy has been working hard, looking all over the county to find talent and entertainment for the evening. Bring your lawn chairs and get ready to witness what we’ve all known for many years: Webster County has some of the most talented and creative people in the world. This is your time to sit back and revel in that fact as we play host to many of the county’s young and not-so-young musicians and entertainers.
The walking track will be filled with those who walk in support of cancer research and those who continue today to fight that battle. We are grateful for the survivors and their caregivers who will “kick off” our relay at 6 as they ride or walk the track.
Carol Hillhouse and Frances Hyde have worked with their teams to provide a beautiful, meaningful ceremony of recognition and memorial for all those whose lives have been touched in such a personal way by cancer.
Please make plans to stay as we release sky lanterns and light luminarias and torches when we pause to thank God for lives well lived and love never forgotten. Luminarias and sky lanterns may be purchased right up until time for the ceremony.
It is with deep gratitude and heartfelt thanks that the Relay for Life team acknowledges all of your kindness and support. We’ll be looking for you on Friday night. Meet us at the NMMC walking track at 6 p.m. for a night of magic with Disney — where Relay Dreams Come True!