The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Tama County will begin at noon on Saturday, June 8, at the South Tama H.S. track. Opening ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. with a welcome by Mayor David Svoboda; Traer Boy Scout Troop 304 will present the colors; Carri Holst, Traer, will sing the National Anthem. The first special event will be the Survivors Lap by those who have faced cancer and are still celebrating birthdays. Everyone is invited to attend as survivors are celebrated, progress against cancer is reported, and loved ones are honored. This event is free and open to the public. In case of rain the Relay will move to the South Tama High School gymnasium.
This year's Relay for Life is being celebrated all afternoon and evening of June 8th. A Silent Auction will offer varied items for sale from 2-8 p.m., food vendors will offer tasty options, and raffle tickets will be available for a hot-air balloon ride, a handmade quilt, an original metal sculpture, and a Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress & Box Springs. Special games are planned for each hour. Luminaria can also be purchased at any time during the afternoon.
The evening will conclude with the Luminaria Ceremony at 9 p.m. and a special closing ceremony as well. For more information contact Ashley Bolen, Tama/Toledo, 641-484-0204; Marilyn Svoboda, Clutier, 319-479-2732; Karen Symonds, Dysart, 319-476-7762; Luane Lorenzen, Traer, 319-231-0820
Gladbrook/Reinbeck Middle School students raise money for the Relay for Life by walking around their track at their Mini-Relay on May 17.
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The American Cancer Society has a hot-line open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, to answer questions of any kind. The phone number is 1-800-227-2345.