Relay For Life Set for Saturday

Thursday, May 2, 2013
A scene from this year's Relay For Life Survivor's Dinner. The annual RFL is set for Saturday, May 4

The Clay County Relay For Life for 2013 features a completely new format and schedule, and is being held Saturday, May 4, at the Piggott Community Center. The local Relay For Life is held each spring, and over the course of the years has generated thousands of dollars in donations for the fight against cancer.

The day will begin early at 7 a.m., with an all-you-can-eat breakfast for $5 per person. Serving will continue until 10 a.m. in the dining room of the community center.

At 9 a.m. registration will get underway for a mini-car show, which is scheduled to continue until 5 p.m. Each entry will have a donation bucket on the seat and the vehicle garnering the most money in donations toward the Relay For Life will be crowned as the winner. The entry fee is $10 per vehicle, and the show will be held in the parking lot of the community center during the day's activities.

Registration for the Survivor's Walk will also get underway at 9 a.m. with the walk slated for 10:00.

Leading the symbolic first lap will be this year's honored survivors, Teresa Calhoun, Sheila Taylor and Debbie Johnson.

Beginning at 10 a.m. RFL volunteers will also be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue, baked beans and barbecued baked potatoes. Food will be served throughout the day, with all proceeds benefiting the Relay For Life.

Throughout the Relay there will also be games for the kids, and the silent auction will be in progress as well.

The daylong fundraiser will wrap-up Saturday evening, with the closing ceremony set for 7 p.m.

"We encourage everyone to come out and be a part of this year's Relay For Life," a spokesperson added.

Due to the car show occupying much of the parking lot, participants and volunteers are asked to park at either Legacy Equipment (John Deere dealership) or in the parking lot of the unoccupied factory building just west of the community center.

Those wanting more information on the event may call 870 598-3457.

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