Relay for Life kicks off at noon Saturday

Staff Writer

    Floodwaters that wreaked havoc in the town of Monroe last week have led to a few logistical changes for this year’s Adams County Relay for Life American Cancer Society fundraiser. But the event will go on as planned, rain or shine.
    The Relay for Life will kick off at noon Saturday at Adams Central School and will conclude at 10 a.m. Sunday.
    According to event organizers, because of high water issues in Monroe, the track will be used exclusively for walking, along with the survivor/caregiver and luminaria ceremonies. All other Relay events will take place in the parking lot at the school.
    Teams may begin to set up between 5-8 p.m. Friday. The west entrance to Adams Central School will not be open; participants will need to come in the east entrance or come in off of Polk Street, organizers said.
    The stage where bands will perform will be located outside between the elementary school office and the library. People on the track walking will be able to see and listen to the bands.
    Tent City will be located on the north side of the school in the elementary parking lot. All teams will need to come to the concession stand/information booth to get a team packet and to know where their campsite is located. If a team is using a canopy style tent at your site, the tent must be secured. Campers should bring rope to attach to sand bags that will be used for weights or bring weights for their tent. Clean (unused) sand bags will be available for all to use.  
    The Survivor and Caregiver tent will have a dinner for survivors and their caregivers after the Survivor Lap. Survivors can sign up at the event.
    Luminarias may be purchased at the information booth the day of the Relay.

Following is the Relay for Life schedule:
    • All day – Doubles tennis tournament;
    • 8-11 a.m. — Riddle Ride Registration (first bike/car out at 11 a.m., last in at 4 p.m.);
    • Noon — Opening ceremony;
    • 1-5 p.m. — Games on the infield;
    • 2 p.m. — Buy-it-now silent auction
    • 3-6:30 p.m. — Silent auction
    • 3-7 p.m. — Cut-a-thon — Requested donation $10 hair, $5 nails;
    • 5-7:30 p.m. — The Bulldogs (bring blankets and lawn chairs);
    • 5-7 p.m. — Miss Relay Contest (men dressed as favorite female Disney character will earn a prize);
    • 6 p.m. — Survivor lap and dinner;
    • 9 p.m. Luminaria ceremony;
    • 10:15 p.m. — Owen Howell performing (lawn chairs and blankets welcome);
    • Midnight — Glow 5K;
    • 12:30-1:30 Shack-a-Shack Coffee Hour;
    • 1-2 a.m. — The “Best One Tire” Power Hour;
    • 2-3 a.m. The “Emily Hower” Power Hour;
    • 3-4 a.m. — Power Hour;
    • 5 a.m. — Walk and watch the sun come up;
    • 9 a.m. — Community church service;
    • 10 a.m. — Closing ceremony.