Those wishing to attend Relay For Life can catch ride to Ogallala July 20
A bus will pick up passengers in Grant who wish to attend the Relay For Life. The free coach bus service is provided by Ogallala resident Terry Johnson who simply enjoys driving people to various events. Meet at Westview 5:30 p.m. Friday for a ride. Will be back in Grant by 9:30 p.m.
By Jan Rahn
The Relay For Life Western Trails annual cancer fundraiser walk is set for July 20-21 at North Park in Ogallala.
The public is encouraged to attend the event, which includes activities and entertainment.
A free roundtrip coach bus ride with a pickup location at Westview in Grant will provide transportation for those wishing to attend Friday evening’s event.
Please call ahead to notify intent to ride the bus. Contact Toni at 308-289-5624 or Jeanie at 308-352-6067.
The bus will be back in Grant by 9:30 p.m. The Boy Scout cabin at the park is air conditioned and will be open.
Cancer survivor Kay Thomas of Ogallala will be one of two featured speakers during the relay which raises funds for the American Cancer Society.
The theme for this year’s relay is “Round Up a Cure for Cancer.”
Relay For Life Schedule
• July 20:
5:30 p.m. free will barbecue; trick roper Joan Wells will perform.
6-7 pm.: local entertainment will continue until the opening ceremony is held.
7:15 p.m.: cancer survivors are encouraged to walk the first lap of the event.
7:45 p.m.: Kay Thomas will share her story.
8 p.m.: charity auction that includes a variety of items.
9:15 p.m.: Delmar Van Cura will share his survivor story.
9:30-10 p.m.: the Front Street Revue will perform.
Throughout the night, team members take turns walking, relay style, to raise funds, celebrate survivorship and remember those lost to cancer.
• July 21:
7 a.m. breakfast and conclusion of event.
To purchase luminarias, which will be lit at dusk on July 20, call Roxanne Hevelone at 308-289-1800 or Carrie Keith at 308-289-2869.