West Polk County Relay for Life is an overnight, community-led, non-athletic event. Teams set up camp and take turns walking around the campus mall from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. The teams raise money in the months leading up to the event and on the day create a party atmosphere for the whole community. Everyone is invited to celebrate the lives of those who have been touched by cancer and to show their support of West Polk County's vital work.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Team Registration begins at 4:30 p.m.
Survivor Registration and Cake and Coffee 4:30-7:00
Fun and Games and Silent Auction all begin at 6:00 p.m.
- 4 Wheel Drive
- Kids Carnival
- Cake Walk
- Musical Chairs
- Tae Kwan Do demonstrations (6:15-7:00)
Opening Ceremonies 7:00 p.m.
- Presentation of Colors
- National Anthem Heather Larson
- Welcome – Mike, Carolyn and Brenda
- Opening Prayer – Pastor Bill Reck
- Speaker – Eric Bergeson
- Celebration of Survivors
Introduction of Honorary Chairs – Mike and Sheryl Altepeter and Chad Hitchen
Survivors and Caregiver Lap
Luminary Ceremony (dusk) 9:30 p.m.
- Welcome – Mike , Carolyn and Brenda
- Dedication of tree and plaque in Memory of Janet Scott – Tina Starkey
- Lighting Ceremony
Silent Auction closes 11:00 p.m.
Erickson's Smokehouse Grill and Bar – bringing pulled pork sandwiches at Midnight
Closing Ceremony and Final Lap 2:00 a.m.
Moment of Silence