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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 â€śPurple Hour.â€ť Participants are encouraged to wear purple.
â€˘10 a.m. is â€śHonk for a Cure.â€ť 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 â€śCrazy Tie.â€ť
â€˘Noon is â€śWacky Hatâ€ť 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 â€śBearded Hour.â€ť 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, â€śClown Hourâ€ť and participants are encouraged to dress as a clown.
â€˘3 p.m. is â€śJuggle Hour.â€ť 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 â€śStrong Man Hour.â€ť 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 â€śRibbon Hour.â€ť
â€˘7 p.m. is â€śPolka Dot Hourâ€ť 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 â€śAnimal Hourâ€ť 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 â€śin memoryâ€ť and â€śin honor ofâ€ť names.
â€˘ 10 p.m. is â€śGlow Time Hour.â€ť 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 â€śBoa Hour.â€ť
â€˘Midnight welcomes the Midnight Mile for runners and walkers. Pizza will be served as well.
â€˘1 a.m. is â€śCrazy Socksâ€ť hour.
â€˘2 a.m. will bring out the animal in walkers with the theme, â€śHowl at the Moon Hour.â€ť
â€˘3 a.m. is an hour to sugar up with Mountain Dew and m&mâ€™s.
â€˘4 a.m. is â€śP.J. Hour.â€ť
â€˘5 a.m. will be themed â€śNeon Hour.â€ť 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, â€śMismatched Clothesâ€ť 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.