Relay For Life is Friday night in Bruce

Calhoun County’s 2013 Relay For Life will kickoff at 6 p.m. Friday, April 19 at the Bruce football field and chairman Luke Parker is anticipating a memorable evening.

“I have a passion for Relay,” said Parker, a cancer survivor. “It’s dear to my heart because I’ve benefited from the research that Relay helps support.”

Luke Parker

Parker, who has dyed his hair purple for the event, said Relay will be held rain or shine. In case of rain the event will move to the horse arena at Pittsboro.

The event will feature all of the traditional celebrations including the opening “Survivor lap,” the caregiver lap and then the first team lap.

The Luminaria Service will be held at its traditional 9 p.m. time slot on Friday night. This ceremony allows family and friends to honor those who have survived cancer and remember those who have been lost to the disease.

Luminarias can be purchased from any team or committee member for $10. They can also be purchased Relay night. Advance purchases are strongly encouraged.

The Sheriff’s Department will again be hosting the jail and bail on Friday. People can spend $10 to have someone arrested and carried to the cell at the football field. It will cost $20 to bail yourself out and $30 to bail out and avoid being arrested again.

Entertainment for this year’s event includes Mitchell Johnson as Elvis, Ellis Family, Kim Burt, Spratlin Family, Tina Gray and more.

Other events planned include a Miss-ter Relay, a silent auction, crowning of a king and queen and lots of food and games available for everyone throughout the night.

For more information you may contact Chairman Luke Parker at 628-0527.

2013 Calhoun County Relay for Life Event Schedule

6 p.m.    Opening Ceremony including the recognition of survivors and the crowning of the king and queen.

6:15 p.m. Survivors’ Lap, Family/Caregivers’ Lap and the Team Parade.

7 p.m. Ellis Family

8 p.m. Elvis (Mitchell Johnson)

8:45 p.m. Relay Song by Kim Burt

9 p.m. Luminaria Service

10 p.m. Spratlin Family – Silent Auction

10:30 p.m. Tina Gray

11 p.m. Rock Band & Miss-ter Relay

12 a.m. Hawaii Lap

12:30 a.m. Hula Dance Contest

1 a.m. Hollywood Lap

1:30 a.m. Walk the red carpet contest

2 a.m. Pajama Lap

2:30 a.m. Free Dance

3 a.m. Hula Hoop Lap

3:30 a.m. Hula Hoop Contest

4 a.m. Glow Lap

4:30 a.m. Harlem Shake

5 a.m. Rays of Hope Lap

5:15 a.m. Closing Ceremony Begins

5:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony

6 a.m. Final Lap