10 teams gear up for Relay for Life this Friday at NC
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 1:00 AM
Lanterns will light up the sky Friday night during the annual Relay for Life event to raise over $60,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Ten teams will compete in the relay on the football field at Neshoba Central High School. The relay was postponed earlier because of rain.
Relay will begin with a cancer survivors' reception at 6 p.m., followed by the survivor walk at 7 p.m. Caregivers will join survivors on the second lap.
Casey Mars is this year's honorary chairman.
The sky lanterns will be sold for $25 each in honor or in memory of a loved one or friend.
They will be released during the luminaria ceremony, which begins at 9 p.m.
Relay volunteer Deana Cumberland said the goal of this year's relay was to raise $60,200. Last year, volunteers raised $57,000.
Relay will include several games and activities for children. There will be "plenty of food," including barbecue, hamburgers, cotton candy, dill pickles and pizza.
The Neshoba Central Naval Junior ROTC will present the colors when relay officially begins at 7 p.m. Shannon Posey will sing the national anthem.
Several vocal performances are planned throughout the night starting at 7:15 p.m. The stage will be set up on the 50-yard-line of the football field.
This year's teams are:
Ocobla Baptist Church, Neshoba County General Hospital, Philly First Flames, The Citizens Bank, Bumpers, Lowe's, Wal-Mart, Sta-Home Home Health, Citizens National Bank and Neshoba Natives.
Cumberland said the relay would continue until midnight.
The luminarias and sky lanterns will be available for purchase prior to relay at the Citizens Bank. They will also be available on the night of relay.
For more details go to Neshoba Relay on Facebook.
Relay for Life
Schedule of Events
6 to 7 p.m.
Performance by Martha Reynolds
NCHS NJROTC-Change of Color
National Anthem - Shannon Posey
Performance by Maddie Reynolds
Performance by Gail and Leah Sharp
Performance by First Baptist Youth Choir
Performance by Emma Taylor
Performance by Justin Ross Snow
Performance by Krissy Winstead
10 -10:30 p.m.
Luminarias Celebration and Laterns released
Performance by Lulu West
10:30 to 12 p.m.
Performance by Bad Habit