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Relay for life to paint the town purple for 2012 Relay for Life

Thursday, May 31, 2012

This year's Fulton County Relay For Life will be held June 8 at the Greyhound Ballfield, same location as last year's event. Event coordinators are still accepting items for the silent auction. They can be dropped off at any Areawide News location. [Order this photo]
The Fulton County Relay For Life 2012 is coming up on Friday, June 8, and the Relay Committee is working hard to gain recognition for the cause with plans to "Paint the Town Purple" during that week. They ask that everyone in Fulton County, and especially the City of Salem, display anything they can find that is PURPLE -- signs, ribbons, or balloons in your yard or business locations.

The Fulton County goal this year is $35,000, but we hope to surpass that.

Carnival for a Cure is our theme and there will be plenty of carnival games, yummy carnival-themed foods such as hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, cotton candy, funnel cakes, caramel apples, corn dogs and BBQ sandwiches, the FNBC train will be offering rides for the kids and there will be excellent entertainment to be enjoyed by everyone.

13 teams will have campsites set up to entice American Cancer Society supporters to purchase items and play games to raise money for cancer research.

Come play Minute to Win It with the Fulton County Rockers, go on a Scavenger Hunt with Areawide Media, check out the Magic 8-ball of Destiny at the FNBC Fortune Teller booth and enjoy an evening of fun and fundraising for the entire family as we fight to celebrate more birthdays!

A Survivor Banquet, open to all area cancer survivors, will be hosted by one of our teams, Linda Inc., at the Salem Church of Christ at 4 p.m. on the 8th, and Relay Laps will begin at 6 p.m. on the baseball field.

A silent auction will have many items displayed for bidding, with winners announced at 10 p.m. Items for the silent auction are still being accepted - just drop them off at any of Areawide Media's locations in Thayer, Salem or Highland.

A Luminaria Ceremony will take place at 9 p.m., with luminarias available for purchase, to honor or remember a loved one, up until 8:15 p.m. for $5. This is a very special moment during our Relay - a time to honor those who have fought cancer and won, who are currently fighting, and to remember those who lost their fight.

For further information about Relay activities or to make a donation, please contact Committee Chairman Niki de Soto at 870-895-3207.

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