Order forms for luminaria to be displayed at the Hamilton County Relay for Life are now available at local financial institutions - First American Bank, First State Bank and Webster City Federal Savings Bank.
The Relay for Life of Hamilton County is scheduled for July 13 from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Webster City High School Track.
The luminaria display - small white sacks with lighted candles inside - is in memory or in honor of a loved one who has been touched by cancer. A donation of $10 per luminaria is suggested. Checks should be made payable to the American Cancer Society and orders must be place by July 13. Forms may be sent with payment to Pat Nokes, 992 Buxton Drive, Webster City, IA 50595.
- Daily Freeman-Journal file photo Luminaria line the high school track at last the 2011 Hamilton County Relay for Life. Order forms for luminaria at this year’s event are now available, according to organizers.
More teams needed
Event organizers are hoping to recruit more teams to participate. For more information on team registration, contact Ashley Bentley at (515) 341-3564.
The Relay for Life is a community celebration in which individuals and teams camp out, barbecue, dance and take turns walking around the track relay-style to raise funds and to celebrate the lives of those who have had cancer and those fighting back against cancer.
The committee members have planned a full slate of activities and special events throughout the evening of the Relay for Life. Opening ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. with a prayer led by the Rev. Craig Blaufuss and the National Anthem performed by Laura Monson. The relay begins at 6:15 p.m. with the survivors lap, followed by the care givers lap and a parade of teams.
A pie auction is scheduled for 7 p.m., along with a Hawaiian lap around the track. At 7:30 p.m., it's Zumba time. A reverse lap will begin at 8 p.m. and mini games will begin at 8:15 p.m. The Frozen T-shirt contest, a popular event from last year, returns at 8:45 p.m. The luminaria ceremony will begin at 10 p.m. and the closing ceremony will begin at 10:15 p.m. with fireworks donated by the Williams Lions Club.
The Midwest Rampage will provide a dunk tank and games, and concessions will be served from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.