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Relay for Life moves downtown Saturday
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It will be a new location, but the same desire to raise money to fight cancer, when Relay for Life holds its annual celebration in Warren County next weekend.

The event has been moved from Nunley Stadium to downtown McMinnville and will be held this coming Saturday, June 2, from 5 to 10 p.m.

“We have such a pretty downtown, we decided to give it a try,” said organizer Carla Savage. “This event is so dear to my heart. We need to keep raising money for cancer research.”

Along with the change of scenery, the food offerings will be enhanced and downtown restaurants will participate. The menu will include catfish from Citizens Tri-County Bank, bologna sandwiches and BLTs from First National Bank, and BBQ baked potato from Covenant Academy.

The food booths will be on the fountain side of Court Square while an assortment of games will be available on the courthouse side. A stage will be set up on The Lot with live music beginning at 5 p.m. with The Dark Hollow Band.

The traditional survivor’s lap will become a walk down Main Street. Cancer survivors are asked to gather at First United Methodist Church before the walk begins at 7 p.m.

“The roads will be blocked off beginning at noon to give people time to set up their booths,” said Savage. “This is a new setting so we’re hoping it generates some excitement.”

Last year’s Relay for Life raised $105,000, according to Savage.