Relay for Life is Friday
Need a lift? Then why not plan to drop by the American Cancer Society's annual Carlton County Relay for Life event, beginning at 6 p.m. this Friday, July 13, and running until 6 a.m. Friday, July 14, at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College on...
Need a lift? Then why not plan to drop by the American Cancer Society's annual Carlton County Relay for Life event, beginning at 6 p.m. this Friday, July 13, and running until 6 a.m. Friday, July 14, at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College on 14th Street south of Cloquet (across the I-35 overpass).
The annual team event to fight cancer gets under way with survivor registration from 4-5 p.m. on Friday, with the Survivors' Dinner set for 5-5:45 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Missy Parker, with musical accompaniment complements of the Lost Isle. Survivors will gather for a group photo in the college amphitheater at 5:45 p.m.
The education and luminaria tables will be open from 4-7 p.m., and there will be a taste-tempting array of food and family fun at the team campsites from 3 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday.
The official starting point of the evening will take place at 6:15 p.m., as the opening ceremony gets under way. The event will feature a pipe ceremony, special music, remarks by honorary survivor Jenny Sell, the recitation of "Gordy's Vision," the Blessing of the Hands, announcement of the survivors, the survivors' lap and the calling of the teams.
And then, let the relay begin! Teams of residents from throughout the area will be taking turns walking a designated route through the tree-studded grounds of the college all night long. Team members have all raised contributions in support of the important work of the ACS in the areas of research, patient services and education, and the night of the relay is their night to celebrate their accomplishments.
The focal point of the evening comes with the stirring Luminaria Ceremony at 8:30 p.m. Special music will be provided by Keri, and a care giver and team lap will be featured.
Additional entertainment will be provided from 9-11 p.m., and the evening's activities will also include socializing at the campsites from 11 p.m. to midnight, theme laps from midnight to 5 a.m., and the final lap at 5:30 a.m.
The public is invited to stop in at any time during the evening's festivities.
Pine Journal Publisher/ reporter Wendy Johnson can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org .