Williamstown Relay for Life event moved indoors
WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. (WTAP) - The possibility of storms and rainy weather is moving Williamstown’s Relay for Life event indoors on Friday, August 5.
Carmen Hathaway with the American Cancer Society says the forecast is prompting the move.
Friday’s event will now be held at the First Baptist Church in Williamstown, starting with opening ceremonies at 6 p.m.
Hathaway says the annual event is open to the public and will celebrate Cancer Survivors and pay tribute to those who have or are battling cancer.
The survivor’s first lap is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. It will be led by Grand Marshal Patricia Brown.
A luminary ceremony is set for 9:30 p.m., and closing ceremonies will take place starting at 10 p.m.
Relay For Life of Williamstown 2022
Event Schedule for Friday, August 5, 2022
1st Baptist Church of Williamstown
* Venue change due to inclement weather. Schedule as of 8/42022, subject to change at event
4:00 p.m. All Campsites set up & Relay to Relay!
5:00 p.m. Team check-in begins: Information
Check in Purse & Pie Auction Items—Information
Check in Road to Recovery Car—Information
Cancer Survivor Check-In Begins – Desk in Lobby
Country Store (Bag Raffle) Opens—Lobby
6:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies— Stage
National Anthem performed by Tonya Holbrook
Opening Prayer - Jacob Tomblinson from Evergreen Bible Church
Opening remarks from Elaine Bender Event Lead Volunteer
Grand Marshall Introduced—Patricia Brown
Welcome from Honorable Mayor, Paul Jordan
Special Presentation by Blennerhassett Corvette Association with Dee Flagg, Treas.
Guest Speaker—Dr. Ryckman, Radiation Oncologist from WVU Medicine at Camden Clark Medical Center
American Cancer Society Mission Statement read by Elaine Bender, Event Lead
Corporate Sponsors Announced
6:20 p.m. Survivors 1st lap led by Grand Marshal Patricia Brown.
Caregivers join for 2nd lap
6:30 p.m. Team Campsite FUNdraisers begin –all around the room.
Team Laps—All walk.
6:40 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Music to enjoy– Stage
Teams have Raffles, Food, Games, & More at their Campsites, please visit all of them.
7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Purse & Pie Auction (anyone can bid/buy) conducted by Mike Voshel, Auctioneer – Stage
7:45 p.m. Road To Recovery Grand Prix Line up – TBA
7:50 p.m. Road to Recovery Grand Prix Race—TBA
8:20 p.m. Smith Family Singers—Stage
9:00 p.m. Last Call to purchase Luminaria
9:15 p.m. Country Store Last Call to take a chance on a cool prize (closes at 9:30)—Church Lobby
9:30 p.m. Luminaria Ceremony - Cameron Kouns
Prayer by Pastor Elizabeth Campbell-Maleke, First Presbyterian Church
Memorial Lap—Everyone Walk a lap to Remember our Loved Ones.
Flute Solo by Marijean Stockwell
10:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony - Stage
Country Store Drawing—Winners Announced
Please try to be present to collect your winnings
Closing Remarks – Elaine Bender Event Lead Volunteer
Total Raised to-date announced
Event Website: www.relayforlife.org
Event Facebook Page: Williamstown Relay For Life
American Cancer Society Website: cancer.org
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