“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”
-- Dr. Seuss
Local residents who want to steer themselves toward the fight against cancer can visit Nunley Stadium this Friday night for Warren County’s annual Relay for Life celebration. The event, set for 6 p.m. till midnight, has a Dr. Seuss theme and several Relay teams are seeing the places they can go.
“It’s not just a fundraiser,” said Relay organizer Tanarra Grissom. “It’s a time for the community to come together to support those who are sick and to remember those who are lost.”
Relay has been highly successful in generating funds to support cancer research. The local event has raised right at $140,000 in each of the past two years, Grissom said.
Relay activities will transform Nunley Stadium into a carnival-type atmosphere. There will be a photo booth, dunking booth, inflatable jumping attractions, and even Dippin Dots.
“Booths will be selling everything from beans and cornbread to lemonade,” said Grissom. “We’ll have the whole gamut.”
The cancer survivor lap will begin at 7 p.m. A live auction with Donald Hillis is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. The luminaria ceremony is set for 10 p.m. In between, music will be provided by Jason Gross of The Sound Machine.