Relay For Life gearing up for big weekend
The 2004 Harrison County Relay For Life is rapidly approaching, and organizers are hoping for another record-breaking year.
This year’s event will take place at Corydon Central Athletic Field on Friday, June 4, at 6 p.m. and run through Saturday, June 5, at noon. Cancer survivors will be honored.
A special ceremony will kick off the event at 6 p.m. on June 4 with survivors walking the first lap. Any cancer survivors who would like to participate can contact survivor committee chairperson Sherry LeClair at 738-2198.
The live auction will be held on Friday night this year. Anyone who wants to donate an item for the auction should contact Chris or Julie Timberlake at 738-7293.
Food will be served throughout the event. Those who wish to donate food for the concession stand should contact Donn Blank at 738-3516. Chicken dinners will be served on June 4. Breakfast will be served beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday.
The highlight of the event is the Luminary Candle Ceremony, starting Friday at 9:30 p.m. Candles are lit around the track, in memory of those who have lost their battle with cancer and in honor of the survivors. If you wish to donate money to have a candle lit, contacting Donna Whelan at 738-9011.
Those who want to sponsor this year’s event can contact either Sherry Watson at 734-0582 or Sarah Turpin at 738-2137.
Sponsors who have already signed up are First Harrison Bank, Harrison County Hospital and Caesars Indiana, all gold sponsors, and Tyson Foods, a silver sponsor.
Several events will take place prior to June 4 to benefit Relay For Life. On Saturday, Lincoln Hills Christian Church in Corydon will the be the site for a concert featuring Sean Patrick Reding and special guests. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Reserve tickets by calling 736-8527. Tickets may also be purchased at Lincoln Hills Christian Church office, Community First Bank or First Harrison Bank in Corydon.
Two other events will also be held Saturday. First Harrison Bank and S & S Powersports will sponsor the first ‘Ride for Relay,’ a motorcycle ride that begins at S&S at noon and finishes at Hayswood Nature Reserve west of Corydon. For details, call Tonya Longacre or Holly Keller at 738-2198.
A pi’ata workshop will be held at the Gerdon Youth Center from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $10 per person. To pre-register or for more information, call Sandy Gettelfinger at 738-1270. Proceeds from workshop will be donated to Relay for Life and Madera Ministries.