The 17th Annual Nobles County Relay for Life will be held on this Friday, June 21, at the Nobles County Fairgrounds in Worthington.
Beginning with a bucket raffle, held in Benton Hall, events kick off at 5:00 p.m. Live entertainment will be on stage and team campsite sales begin. Food, jewelry, games and other items will be for sale, with funds raised going to the American Cancer Society.
At 7:00 p.m., the Relay For Life ceremony begins with an invocation given by Pastor Joe Behnke and the national anthem sung by Meagan Meier.
Recognition of corporate sponsors, county chairpersons, and participants in the Coaches Versus Cancer and Relay Recess programs will be held.
Honorary Chair Allan Ritter will share his story, followed by the survivors ceremony, butterfly release and caregiver ceremony.
Team introductions will be held, followed by entertainment by Tony Winter.
At 8:00 p.m., the live auction will be held, which will include earning the chance to cut ponytails off two young girls who have decided to donate their hair to Locks of Love. Kamryn Meyer, daughter of Megan Meyer and granddaughter of Gene and Angela Meyer of Round Lake, and Cheyenna John, daughter of James and Shelley John of Adrian, will be donating their hair for this worthy cause.
At dusk, approximately 9:00 p.m., the luminaria lighting ceremony will be held. As the teams walk the track surrounded by luminaries, entertainment will be provided by Tony Winter.
The Nobles County Relay For Life will conclude at midnight, with team totals announced and clean-up.
Chairpersons for the Relay For Life of Nobles County are Kim Lambert and Sheila Koob.
The American Cancer Society invests 81 cents of every dollar raised directly on cancer research, patient services, education, prevention, detection, and treatment programs. The breakdown is: 31% research; 20% fundraising; 17% prevention; 13% patient services; 12% detection and treatment; and 7% management.