Relay for Life is tonight!
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 EventsFriday, June 245 p.m. Dominion Mountain Bluegrass Band Car Show begins in lower lot by track Silent Auction & Relay Store OpenKids Tent and Bouncy Houses openTeam Check-in Survivor Check-inOpening Ceremonies6 p.m. Greetings by Event Chair-Nikole MorrisonWelcome-Mayor Dick NicholsGuest Speaker-Heather RuskieviczIntroduction of the Mr./Miss Relay w/Lindsey Lawson Invocation-Bill Strite Presentation of Colors: Boy Scout TroopNational Athem-Kayla Moe 6:15 p.m. Flyover picture6:30 p.m. Cutting of the Ribbon-Miss Colville GirlsAnnounce the longest survivor6:35 p.m. Survivor and caregiver lapSurvivor reception to followTeam Parade7:15 p.m. Sarah Brown BandKick off Relay Theme-“Walking through the ages” 50/60’s era8:15 p.m. Varekai Belly Dance group to perform8:45 p.m. Luminaria Ceremony Reading of the Names11:30 p.m.-12 a.m.-Mystical PhoenixSaturday, June 25 Midnight to 2 a.m.-Disco Party-DJ by Disco Deveau6 a.m. Bingo with Dave PehlBreakfast with The Nichols Family9:50 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 Voice11:30 a.m. Closing Ceremony