Ozark County Relay For Life committee members and team captains are making plans for this year’s event set for 7 p.m. Friday, June 10, in Benton Breeding Stadium at Gainesville High School. Meanwhile, several Relay teams are busy planning fundraisers for the American Cancer Society. Teams holding events are encouraged to send information to Norene Prososki at the Ozark County Times, 679-4641 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIT For Life
The LIT For Life Relay team consisting of members from the Lutie, Isabella and Theodosia area, are presenting “A Musical Celebration” fundraiser starting at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Theodosia United Methodist Church. Musicians include Casey Ritchie, Linda Harlin and H.K. Silvey. The concert will feature music “from gospel to classical and everything in between” organizers said. A spaghetti supper will be served following the concert. Everyone is invited to attend. Admission is by donation with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Ozark County.
Walk For A Cure
The Walk For A Cure Relay For Life team is holding an online Facebook auction on Facebook of a baby blanket and autographed pictures of the actors on the Longmire western series on Netflix. “Our son Tony Tost is the elective writer and co-producer of the show, which is now in its fifth season,” said team captain Teresa Tost. To participate, visit at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/657163107721442/.
Century Bank of the Ozarks
Century Bank of the Ozarks Relay For Life team is selling pecans, pecan pieces, black walnut pieces, decadent chocolate-covered pecans and healthy trail mix at the Gainesville office. In addition, the team is selling American-made Rada Cutlery kitchen knives and utensils.
Everyone is invited to attend a free dinner honoring area cancer survivors and their caretakers. The dinner is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Gainesville High School.
Dedicate a luminaria
Relay For Life participants and donors can remember loved ones lost to cancer and honor those battling the disease by dedicating luminaria bags. The luminaria ceremony occurs at sunset at the Relay For Life event. The decorated white bags line the track and are lit with candles as participants, survivors and caregivers gather to remember and honor those have faced cancer. Luminaria bag are available for a $5 donation from any team captain or from the Ozark County Times.
For more information about Relay For Life in Ozark County, contact event chairman April Luna, 417-840-4721.