Logan County Relay for Life announces upcoming events and schedule for walk day

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[May 14, 2016]   LINCOLN - The Relay for Life of Logan Count is gearing up for another fantastic year of fundraising leading up to the big Relay for Life walk day to be held on June 18th in the parking lot of Lincoln Center at Lincoln College in Lincoln.

There is still plenty of time to join a team, or form a team of your own and get started raising money for the American Cancer Society.

This year’s Relay will feature a return of many of the same fun activities participants have come to expect. But there are also going to be some new additions to the day that no one will want to miss out on.

New this year – Relay for Life Lunch on June 18th

This year instead of holding the traditional May Brunch fundraiser, there will be a Relay for Life lunch served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Relay site. The lunch is open to the public but tickets are required. Tickets will cost $8 for adults and $5 for children. The lunch will feature a picnic-style buffet. Look for the menu to be revealed in the near future. This does NOT replace the survivor dinner that will be held later in the evening.

New this year – Vendor Fair at the Relay

Be ready to browse and shop some of your favorite brands at the Relay. Contact Tabatha at 217-737-3615 if you are interested in reserving booth space.

New this year – Butterfly Stories

Butterfly Stories: Hope takes flight. More information to come about a hidden butterfly in Logan County.


50/50 Raffles
Relay for Life has permission for any team to hold a 50/50 Raffle in Lincoln and Logan County now through June 18th.

Food Sales
If a team plans to sell food at the Relay, they must apply for a one-day food permit with the Logan County Department of Public Health. The Health Department is located in Lincoln on Third Street.

Let us help you spread the word
Any team planning to hold a fundraiser between now and Relay day is asked to contact Tammy, so that your information can be added to the Relay website.

Links to email addresses for various contact people is provided on the Relay website: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=72408 

Upcoming Fundraisers

Yard Sale sponsored by team Northern Lights team
Friday May 6th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 7th from 9 a.m. to noon
Atlanta Methodist Church, 2nd and Race Streets, Atlanta

Cosmic Bowling at Logan Lanes
Saturday May 14th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tickets required - $10 per person
Ticket price will include shoe rental and two hours of bowling.
Contact Cyra for tickets

Be the first to use the new scoring systems at Logan Lanes.
This event is limited to 80 participants so early sign-up is recommended

Country Aire Meal Day sponsored by team Northern Lights
Country Aire Restaurant, Atlanta
May 18th from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tell your server you are there to support Relay for Life
A portion of your ticket will be donated to the Northern Lights team’s fundraising efforts.

Culver’s Day May 18th sponsored by team Purpose Driven People
Culver’s Restaurant, Lincoln
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A portion of all order receipts will be donated to the Purpose Driven People team fundraising efforts.

Culver’s Day June 15th sponsored by team St. John Remembers
All day event
Culver’s Restaurant, Lincoln

Scentsy Online Party – to support silent auction items donated on Relay Day
Contact Tabatha at 217-737-3615 for more details.

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Dates to Remember

  • May 16th - Meeting at Lincoln Christian Church, 6pm (campsite deadline)
  • May 30th - t-shirt pickup
  • June 6th - Bank Night
  • June 8, 9, or 10 Paint the Town Purple - Contact Toni 217-855-1645 if you want to help
  • June 18th – Relay for Life from Noon to Midnight

Important information for Relay Day

Survivors need to register each year
There are two ways to register, online at the Logan County Relay for Life webpage or by contacting Tonita Reifsteck at 217-855-1645.

Teams need to register
To register visit the Logan County Relay for Life webpage

Requests for special amenities
Any team that requires special amenities at their campsite, such as electricity or a specific location in the parking lot, need to notify Devan Vanoy. Please do so on or before the May 16th meeting.

St. John UCC Remembers invites you to join their team
St. John UCC Remembers invites anyone who is interested in being a part of a team this year to come and join them. To do so contact Carolyn Pech.

Relay Day Schedule

  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Picnic Lunch prep by College chef at Relay Site –Parking lot of Lincoln Center, Lincoln College

  • 11 a.m. - Registration table open

  • Noon - Opening ceremony with Cameron Kurtz, Master of Ceremonies

  • 4:00 -6:00 p.m. - Survivors Dinner in Old Gym

  • 6:00 p.m. - Program with Survivors Lap, Caregivers Lap

  • 7:00 p.m. - Live auction

  • 6:00 -9:00 p.m. - Theme activities, Silent Auction and entertainment

  • 9:00 p.m. - Lighting of Luminaria and reading of names

  • 12:00 midnight - Closing ceremony and release of balloons

As of this publication, the Logan County Relay for life has 23 teams signed up to participate in this year’s event. They are listed below with team name and team captain:

Ethel's Angels - Carmen Zurkamer
Rising Star Team Emblem Angels - Holly A Woodhall
Rising Star Team Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital - Tyler Gehlbach
Purpose Driven People - Deborah Cooley
Northwest Wildcat Walkers - Tamara L Dietrich
Faith, Hope and Love - Cheryl McGill
St. John UCC Remembers - Carolyn S Pech
Angels All Around - Jim Gehlbach
Cancer Krushers - Amy Thompson
Dana's Team - Cyra L Buttell
Team Bradburn - Michelle Morrow
Northern Lites - Ruth Ann Hieronymus
Cadence's Cancer Fighters - Cadence Shawgo
CEFCU Lincoln Member Center - Lori Metelko
COUNTRY Financial Movin for Mary - Michelle Bauer
Crash for a Cure - Brad Whiteman
CVS Hearts in Stride - Sandra Oney
Jigglers - Kathleen Brumbaugh
Level Four Wealth Management - Joe Globensky
Sparks 2.0 - Katrina McCormick
Symphony of Lincoln - Emily Schreiber
Team CUREage - Nicole Lee
Timber Creek Village - Georgina Binzen

[Tonita Reifsteck]

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