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COLUMBIA CITY Ââ Relay for Life will take the field at Indian Springs Middle School on Saturday for a 24 hour fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.
Each hour will feature special events and theme laps.
â˘7 a.m. registration opens and a continental breakfast will be served.
â˘9 a.m. start with an opening ceremony. The theme is âPurple Hour.â Participants are encouraged to wear purple.
â˘10 a.m. is âHonk for a Cure.â Walkers are encouraged to bring horns to honk while making their laps. Hit the Floor Dance Studio will perform. At 10:30 a.m. there will be a Soggy Joggy relay.
â˘11 a.m. will feature Caricature Artist, Darlene McCartney and Back to Back Water Balloon Dash contest. The theme for the hour is âCrazy Tie.â
â˘Noon is âWacky Hatâ hour. A lunch of hamburger and hotdogs will be served. Sunbeam the Clown will be present.
â˘1 p.m. will feature a tug of war contest and will be âBearded Hour.â At 1:45 p.m., survivor Kathy Greenwalt will share her story.
â˘2 p.m. will host the Road to Recovery Race as well as Jail and Bail. The hour is themed, âClown Hourâ and participants are encouraged to dress as a clown.
â˘3 p.m. is âJuggle Hour.â Dilly Bars will be served. From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. the Mr. Relay Competition will be going on. Men will compete in an evening wear competition to see who can raise the most money.
â˘4 p.m. is the âStrong Man Hour.â The Red Hat Strutters will perform and there will be a watermelon eating contest.
â˘5 p.m. will feature the traditional Survivor Lap and ceremony. Survivor registration will begin at 5 p.m. with a survivor dinner to follow the lap.
â˘6 p.m. is the crowning of Mr. Relay, dinner and âRibbon Hour.â
â˘7 p.m. is âPolka Dot Hourâ where participants are encouraged to wear polka dots. At 7:30 p.m. there will be a game of musical chairs.
â˘8 p.m. will welcome plush animals for the âAnimal Hourâ as well as a hula hoop contest.
â˘9 p.m. is the Luminary Ceremony. This will begin at dusk and will include a reading of âin memoryâ and âin honor ofâ names.
â˘ 10 p.m. is âGlow Time Hour.â Walkers can wear their glow in the dark items. There will be a dance party as well.
â˘11 p.m. is the time for relayers to wear a favorite feather boa for the âBoa Hour.â
â˘Midnight welcomes the Midnight Mile for runners and walkers. Pizza will be served as well.
â˘1 a.m. is âCrazy Socksâ hour.
â˘2 a.m. will bring out the animal in walkers with the theme, âHowl at the Moon Hour.â
â˘3 a.m. is an hour to sugar up with Mountain Dew and m&mâs.
â˘4 a.m. is âP.J. Hour.â
â˘5 a.m. will be themed âNeon Hour.â There will be a rooster crowing contest.
â˘6 a.m. is the hour to walk around the track in reverse. There will also be a morning worship time as well as awards and recognition.
â˘7 a.m. is themed, âMismatched Clothesâ and breakfast will be served. There will also be Zumba.
â˘ 8 a.m. will feature a closing ceremony. At 8:30 a.m. is the final lap around the track.
The community is invited to come out for any or all of the events planned even if they are not a part of a team.