Tucker County's Relay For Life is scheduled for Saturday at R.H. Armstrong Memorial Field at the Class of '84 Stadium, and organizers say it looks like it will be a fantastic event.
Relay For Life Chairwoman Linda Bonner said Tucker's 10 Relay teams have already raised of $10,000 for the American Cancer Society.
"We have so much going on," Bonner said. "We will have the ever-popular baked goods auction, which is run by a local auctioneer and usually brings in quite a bit of money.
"We will also have a silent auction, which features a lot of great items, like a trip to Bear Mountain in New York, a two- night stay in Blackwater Falls' new cabins, a beautiful hand-made pendulum clock, and hand-made quilts and pillows."
Bonner also said Saturday's activities will include the famous Mr. Relay competition, which involves men dressed as women competing to collect the most money in their purse while they walk. All of the participants will be featured in a special Mr. Relay calendar, and whoever collects the most money wins the title of Mr. Relay as well as the honor of being the calendars "cover-girl."
Relay for Life has received an extraordinary amount of support from all of Tucker County this year.
If you go
What:?Tucker County Relay For Life
When: Noon until midnight Saturday
Where: R.H. Armstrong Memorial Field
Bonner said the traditional "Paint the Town Purple Days" was expanded to "Paint the County Purple Days," and all of the mayors in Tucker County signed declarations of participation.
She also said that businesses throughout the county showed their support by displaying purple decorations, as well as offering a wide variety of purple food items.
"I think involving the entire county significantly helped raise money this year."
Mike Alkire, American Cancer Society community manger for the local area, said this year's Relay has more than 100 participants. He also said he has been impressed by the support shown by the entire county.
"The turnout is a real reflection of the county, we have church teams, business teams, teams from all over Tucker County," Alkire said. "Tucker may be smaller than other counties, like Randolph, but they get a great turnout. It should be a really good day.
"I hope a lot of people come out to show their support," Alkire said.
The schedule for Tucker's Relay For Life is:
Noon: Welcome by Linda Bonner, Invocation by Pastor Allen Crosten
12:05 p.m.: Flag Raising by Tucker County veterans
12:10 p.m.: National Anthem by Aimee Canfield
12:15 p.m.: Survivor welcome and comments
12:25 p.m.: Survivor Lap
12:35 p.m.: Caregiver recognition
12:45 p.m.: Caregiver Lap
1:05 p.m.: Team Lap
1:10 p.m.: Activities for kids
1:15 - 3:30 p.m.: Silent auction
1:30 p.m.: Entertainment by Aimee Canfield
2 p.m.: Karaoke time
2:30 p.m.: Entertainment-The F.U.M.C. Singers
3 p.m.: Box Car Derby
3:45 p.m.: Announcement of winners of the silent auction
4 p.m.: Entertainment-guitarist Tyler Bolyard
4:30 p.m.: Entertainment-Holly Ash
5 p.m.: Entertainment - Dance by Farrah
5:30 p.m.: Begin setting up for Baked Goods Auction
6 p.m.: Baked Goods Auction
7 p.m.: Entertainment - Bluegrass by Jack Hedrick & friends
7:30 p.m.: Entertainment-Joyful Noise
8 p.m.: Teams need to begin setting out luminaria
9:30 p.m.: Luminaria Ceremony and memory lap
10 p.m.: Candidates for Mr. Relay begin collecting donations
10:30 p.m.: Mr. Relay pageant
11 p.m.: Raffle winners announced
11:30 p.m.: Wrap up begins-awards for winning teams and individuals announced
Midnight: Final lap to conclude Relay 2012 and begin Relay 2013