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Relay for Life is tonight!

June 24, 2011

Survivors take the first lap around the Colville High School track at last year's Stevens County Relay for Life. Photo by Sophia Aldous.

Guess what time it is? If that guess were it’s time for the annual Stevens County Relay for Life, it would be correct. The fundraiser is scheduled to start tonight, June 24 and end Saturday, June 25 at the Colville High School track. All proceeds benefit cancer research through the American Cancer Society.
According to SCRFL Event Chair Nikole Morrison, there are 38 teams currently registered to participate in this year’s Relay.
“I think that’s the most we’ve ever had,” says Morrison. “It’s a wonderful turnout.’
Last year’s fundraising efforts brought in $70,000, Morrison said. This time around, Morrison says SCRFL is aiming for a monetary goal of $60,000. Though the local Relay has raised over $100,000 in the past, Morrison says the SCRFL committee is asking only for what people can afford to give.
“We’re setting our goals realistically, with how our economy is,” says Morrison. “Money is tight for everybody right now, so we just appreciate every penny we get.”
Luminaries are currently being sold at AmericanWest Bank, Key Bank, Bank of America, AIA Insurance, Pratt/Anderson Insurance and other area businesses. Luminaries will also be sold onsite at RFL until 8 p.m. on Friday.
For more information, go to www.relayforlife.org/stevenscountycolvillewa or call 684-6306.

RFL Schedule of Events

Friday, June 24
5 p.m. Dominion Mountain Bluegrass Band
Car Show begins in lower lot by track
Silent Auction & Relay Store Open
Kids Tent and Bouncy Houses open
Team Check-in
Survivor Check-in

Opening Ceremonies

6 p.m. Greetings by Event Chair-Nikole Morrison
Welcome-Mayor Dick Nichols
Guest Speaker-Heather Ruskievicz
Introduction of the Mr./Miss Relay w/Lindsey Lawson Invocation-Bill Strite
Presentation of Colors: Boy Scout Troop
National Athem-Kayla Moe
6:15 p.m. Flyover picture
6:30 p.m. Cutting of the Ribbon-Miss Colville Girls
Announce the longest survivor
6:35 p.m. Survivor and caregiver lap
Survivor reception to follow
Team Parade
7:15 p.m. Sarah Brown Band
Kick off Relay Theme-“Walking through the ages” 50/60’s era
8:15 p.m. Varekai Belly Dance group to perform
8:45 p.m. Luminaria Ceremony
Reading of the Names
11:30 p.m.-12 a.m.-Mystical Phoenix

Saturday, June 25

Midnight to 2 a.m.-Disco Party-DJ by Disco Deveau
6 a.m. Bingo with Dave Pehl
Breakfast with The Nichols Family
9:50 a.m. Relay Riders Parade to field

10 a.m. Sweet Adelines and the crowning of Mr. and Mrs. Relay for Life

10:30 a.m. Sarah Brown School of Voice

11:30 a.m. Closing Ceremony

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