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Scully Park event begins Saturday evening          Send a link to a friend

[JUNE 15, 2004]  The Logan County Unit of the American Cancer Society is having its seventh annual Relay For Life at Scully Park, across from Union Planters Bank in downtown Lincoln. Relay For Life kicks off Saturday, June 19, at 6 p.m. and ends at 6 a.m. Sunday.

All cancer survivors are invited to participate in the cancer survivor lap, which will be at 6 on Saturday evening. Survivors need to register by 5:45 p.m. First-year survivors will receive a medallion. Survivors who already have a medallion are asked to please bring it when you come to register. All participating survivors will receive a 2004 pin.

A drawing will be held after the survivor walk for a chance to win two round-trip airline tickets to anywhere in the United States for a survivor and guest. The tickets are donated by Air Tran Airlines at Bloomington Regional Airport.

During the Relay For Life, there will be a silent auction. Items to be auctioned may be viewed at Union Planters Bank and State Bank until Friday evening.

The event will include entertainment and games. Food will be available.

Contacts for the Relay For Life are:

  • Susan Gehlbach, (217) 732-9281

  • Dennis Cooley, (217) 732-7789

  • Clifford Sullivan, (217) 732-2539

Schedule of events

3-6 p.m. -- Team check-in

5:30-6 p.m. -- Survivor registration

6 p.m. -- Opening ceremonies

  • Welcome

  • Prayer

  • Sponsor recognition

  • "Star-Spangled Banner," sung by Dick Logan

  • Honorary chairs introduced: Mary Ellen Martin and Kathy Blaum

  • Survivor lap

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6:15 p.m. -- Relay begins and other activities commence:

  • Whopper Hopper

  • Clown

  • Fire safety house

  • Campsite sales

  • Silent auction, with community invited to participate

  • Cancer information available

7 p.m. -- Drawing for survivor's door prize: two round-trip airline tickets, donated by Air Tran airlines from Bloomington Regional Airport

7:30 p.m. -- Music by Ken Huskins and group, country western and bluegrass

9 p.m. -- Luminary ceremony (Luminaries may be purchased throughout the night.)

  • Lighting of luminaries

  • Music by "Ask Him!" (beginning at 8:30 p.m.)

  • Reading of luminary honors by Bill Post

10 p.m. -- Pizza party, card games, bingo

Midnight -- Silent auction bids close

Kevin Curry DJ, "Sounds of KC"

6-7 a.m. -- Closing ceremonies

Special laps

11 p.m. -- Favorite stuffed animal lap

Midnight -- Funny hat lap

1 a.m. -- Pajama lap

2 a.m. -- Inflatable toy, balloon lap

3 a.m. -- Umbrella lap

4 a.m. -- Sports lap

5 a.m. -- All of the above lap

[News release and LDN]

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