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  • Morgan County ready for Relay for Life

  • The 2014 Relay for Life of Morgan County will be held from 6 p.m. Friday, June 20 to 6 a.m. Saturday, June 21 in the fairgrounds in Laurie, located on Fairgrounds Rd. off Highway 5.
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  • The 2014 Relay for Life of Morgan County will be held from 6 p.m. Friday, June 20 to 6 a.m. Saturday, June 21 in the fairgrounds in Laurie, located on Fairgrounds Rd. off Highway 5.
    A fundraiser of the American Cancer Society, the theme for this year's Relay for Life of Morgan County is “Slaying Cancer One Dragon at a Time”.
    Relay events are held around the country to support cancer research and education as well as support programs for local cancer patients.
    Teams raise money for months to officially contribute during the overnight community walk. Additional fundraising is also done during the Relay.
    At the main relay event, members of each team takes turns walking around the track throughout the night symbolizing the fight against cancer while food, games and special ceremonies provide entertainment, build camaraderie, honor cancer survivors and remember those who have been lost to cancer.
    The community is encouraged to attend the Relay at any time during the event — you don’t have to stay the whole night — and join in the fight against cancer.
    Schedule of events
    5:30-6 p.m. Survivor registration at the survivor tent
    6 p.m. Opening ceremony
    • Emcee James Bryant, opening prayer by Diane Holtz, presentation of colors by American Legion Post 624, National Anthem by Tim Hester and Pledge of Allegiance led by the Relay committee
    • Recognition of sponsors, presentation of the Gordon Klatt Award and $1,000 fundraising certificates
    • Survivor speaker from Yaba with survivor introduction by Diane Holtz and survivor song from DJ Captain Mark
    • Survivor lap, caregiver lap and parade of teams with one team member staying on the track afterwards to begin the all night Relay walk
    6-9 p.m. Luminaria sales near main stage
    7 p.m. Live auction begins - Col. Lynn Smith, Eva Carson, James and Tiffany Bryant helping
    9 p.m. 3-legged lap
    9:30 p.m. Dance Mix lap
    10 p.m. Luminaria ceremony with torch bearers from the Janie Manning family
    10:30 p.m. Fight back ceremony with Kim Storment and Diane Holtz
    11 p.m. Team game - The Avengers
    11:30 p.m. Awareness apparel lap
    12 a.m. Team game with Team Beth
    12:30 a.m. Funny hat lap
    1 a.m. Team game with Hillbilly Heroes
    1:30 a.m. Bubble blowing lap
    2 a.m. Frozen t-shirt game with Chances ‘R’ team
    2:30 a.m. Light Up the Night glow stick lap
    3 a.m. Smoke Walk
    3:30 a.m. Pass the Water Balloon lap
    4 a.m. All money due
    5 a.m. Amazing medieval trivia
    5:30 a.m. Closing ceremony at the main stage
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