A walk of remembrance

Teams raise funds and walk for Relay of Life Wednesday in Stanhope

— Daily Freeman-Journal photos by Billie Shelton
Survivors take the first lap in the Relay for Life Wednesday night in Stanhope.
Lorene Burnett (left) and Pat Nokes helped people who purchased a luminary in honor of or in memory of a cancer survivor. Luminary ceremony ended the evening.
 Linda Graham, left, introduced by Joyce Gelhaus spoke to the crowd at the beginning of the evening. Graham was the honorary chairman of the event.
Members of Linda Graham’s family carried the survivors banner. Graham was the honorary chairman of the Relay for Life.

STANHOPE – Purple was the color of the evening at the Stanhope park on Wednesday as the Hamilton County Relay for Life was held on a perfect summer night. The event was well attended, and organizers were pleased at the support of folks from all around the county.

Linda Graham of Ellsworth, the Relay for Life Honorary Chairman, spoke to the crowd during the opening eeremony. The many cancer survivors present took the first lap of the evening.

The park was full of activity. In addition to Relay activities that included a silent auction, luminaries, a survivor walk, and walks around the block, there was music by The Gustafson’s of Ogden, food served by the Stanhope fire department, and T-ball games on the ball diamond.