Relay for Life to be held Saturday
Relay for Life of Lawrence County will held on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Cooper’s Ferry Park. This family-friendly event will offer plenty of food and entertainment. Social distancing will be encouraged.
The Cancer Survivor Reception will begin at 8:30 a.m. All cancer survivors will receive a free breakfast sponsored by Lawrence County Hospital. If a survivor is unable to attend due to COVID-19 concerns, a breakfast will be brought to the vehicle, while supplies last.
Relay teams will have fish plates, hamburgers, and nachos for sale.
Relay ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. The Relay committee, teams, and sponsors will be recognized. There will be a special lap for cancer survivors and their caregivers, along with special entertainment.
A dog show will be held at 9 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30. There will be classes for Best Trick, Best Costume, and Pet Owner Look Alike, with prizes for the winners. Door prizes will also be given away. The entry fee is $15. Dogs need to be up-to-date on vaccinations and will need to wear their rabies tags and an identification tag. Participants need to make sure the collar or harness is sized correctly, fastened, and secure. Dogs must be cleaned up after, and bags will be available. No aggressive dogs of any kind will be allowed, and those acting up will be asked to leave.
The Pumpkin Patch will open at 9 a.m. and end at noon. There will be a decoration table set up to decorate pumpkins. The cost is $10.
Registration for the Cornhole Tournament begins at 11 a.m., and the tournament begins at 11:30. There will be two brackets – Watts Agency blind draw bracket and a Farm Bureau bring your own partner bracket. Each bracket will be double elimination and costs $15 to play. Participants are allowed to sign up in both brackets and must bring their own bags. Payout will be 50/50 with added money. Prizes and money will be awarded for first, second, and third in each bracket.
All funds raised through Relay for Life support the American Cancer Society mission to create a world with more birthdays by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.
For more information about how to participate or volunteer for Relay For Life, contact Casey Ward Hamilton at 601-757-9036, Patsy Carr at 601-695-4975, or Trina Carter at 601-455-3374.