Are you ready for the Relay for Life?

By David F. Rooney

Are you ready for the Relay for Life? You should be! It starts at 10 am today at Centennial Park.

This annual event has rapidly become a remarkable community gathering with friends, families and the just-plain-curious coming to see who’s running or walking for which team.

The Celebrate Ceremony begins at 10 am with the Survivors’ Lap scheduled for 10:20 followed by a Team Lap at 10:30 and a photo op for Survivors at 10:40.

There will be food, of course, and lots of entertainment. with musical performances by Sharon Shook at 12:30, Donna Hanna’s Band at 2, the Swing Monkeys at 6, Mr. Rogers at 7:15 and the Maritime Kitchen Band at 8:45. It’s likely going to be a hot day so if you’re feeling hot and sweaty why not cool down by getting your head shaved during the Hair Removal for a Cause event at 4:45.

The raffle and draws will be held at 9, followed by the Closing Ceremonies. At 10 pm it will all be over. Don’t miss it. Come early and enjoy yourself.