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Relay for Life this weekend

Mayor Jerry Chapman (seated) signs Relay for Life Proclamation as (standing, L-R) Betty Jo Toole, Jay Funderburke, Jill Brown, Tammy Richardson and Cory Thomas look on. Mayor Jerry Chapman (seated) signs Relay for Life Proclamation as (standing, L-R) Betty Jo Toole, Jay Funderburke, Jill Brown, Tammy Richardson and Cory Thomas look on. For over six months, plans have been in the works for Miller County's Relay for Life 2007. Those plans will be put into action this Friday evening, April 13, 2007, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Spring Creek Park. This year's theme is "The Battle Against Cancer is Everyone's Battle."

Relay for Life was born in 1985, and out of one man's determination to make a difference in the lives of those diagnosed with cancer. Today, it is the American Cancer Society's signature event, raising millions of dollars for the fight against this dreaded disease. It is not too late for you to become a part of Miller County's Relay. Come join us this Friday at our opening ceremonies and stay with us throughout the evening for lots of local entertainment and some of the funniest games you'll ever play.

The evening will begin with the opening ceremonies. The Miller County High School Band will perform the National Anthem followed by the recognition of the team captains and corporate sponsors.

You could win this ice chest full of merchandise valued at over $1500.00. Don't miss this opportunity to help with Relay for Life. Get your chances to win from the Miller County Hospital relay team or at the Spring Creek Park on April 13. The lucky person will be drawn on Relay for Life evening Relay for Life this weekend on April 13. You could win this ice chest full of merchandise valued at over $1500.00. Don't miss this opportunity to help with Relay for Life. Get your chances to win from the Miller County Hospital relay team or at the Spring Creek Park on April 13. The lucky person will be drawn on Relay for Life evening Relay for Life this weekend on April 13. The teams for this year's Relay are PeoplesSouth Bank, Colquitt United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church, Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church, Bellview Free Will Baptist Church, Miller County Middle School FFA, Miller County High School FFA, Miller County Elementary School, Miller County Hospital and Nursing Home, and Kayla Burke family and friends.

Linda Dozier will tell the survivor's story followed by the recognition of survivors. As their names are called, they will take to the walking track to begin the survivors' walk.

At dusk, the impressive luminary service will begin with the lighting of the luminaries in honor and in memory of loved ones.

The entertainment and games will begin after the luminary service. There will be games of all ages to enjoy. Beginning at 9:30 - 10:00 p.m., will be the Road Race to Recovery; 10:00 - 10:10 p.m. Hoola Hoop Pass; 10:10 - 10:20 p.m. Balloon Race; 10:20 - 10:30 p.m. Life Saver Pass; 10:30 -10:40 p.m. Plastic Baseball Relay; 10:40 - 10:50 p.m. Survivor; 10:50 - 11:00 p.m. - Scavenger Hunt; 11:10 - 11:20 p.m., Dizzy Bat Race; 11:20 - 11:40 p.m., Opposites Attract; 11:40 - 11:50 p.m. Jump Rope Relay; 11:50 - 12:00 midnight, Egg Race; 12:00- and 12:45 a.m. - Trashy Fashion Show.

There will also be a special celebration show sponsored by PeoplesSouth Bank: Explosive Surprises and the great talent of Debbie Sloan for you to enjoy.

There will also be plenty of food for everyone to enjoy. There will be hotdogs, hamburgers, chili cheese fries, smoothies, popcorn, snow cones, and barbecue sandwiches. So whatever your taste, we'll have something for you to enjoy.

And if sweets is one of your things, you'll enjoy participating the cake walk. Some of the best cakes will be on hand for you to try your luck on!

The closing ceremony by Suzette Little will take place at 1:00 a.m.

So make your plans now to be in Colquitt this Friday night, April 13 for a night of fun and entertainment while we're raising money for a great cause!

Hope to see you there!

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