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 itâ€™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 yearâ€™s Relay.
â€śI think thatâ€™s the most weâ€™ve ever had,â€ť says Morrison. â€śItâ€™s a wonderful turnout.â€™
Last yearâ€™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.
â€śWeâ€™re setting our goals realistically, with how our economy is,â€ť says Morrison. â€śMoney is tight for everybody right now, so we just appreciate every penny we get.â€ť
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
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
7:15 p.m. Sarah Brown Band
Kick off Relay Theme-â€śWalking through the agesâ€ť 50/60â€™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