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Relay for Life event slated for Saturday

June 8, 2011
By Carra Higgins - Staff Writer , The Inter-Mountain

Saturday, Randolph County will put "Lights! Camera! Cure!" in the spotlight when the annual Relay for Life begins at noon at the Elkins High School track.

Relay for Life co-chair Kristi Kirkpatrick says she's hoping the event enables the county to meet or exceed its goal of $112,000 for the American Cancer Society.

"It's to celebrate, remember and fight back," Kirkpatrick says of the Relay.

There will be entertainment throughout the day, and concessions and other items will be available for purchase. All proceeds will go toward the $112,000 goal.

The Survivor's Reception begins at 11 a.m., and will be followed by the opening ceremony at noon. The full schedule of events is as follows:

12:30 p.m.: Survivor's Lap, Caregiver's Lap and Team Lap;

1 p.m.: Entertainment by Deanna Armentrout;

1:30 p.m.: Empty table ceremony;

2:30 p.m.: Relay for Life Pageant winners recognition;

3-5 p.m.: Tent judging;

3 p.m.: entertainment;

4:30 p.m.: Caleb Karriker;

5:30 p.m.: Corporate sponsorship recognition;

6 p.m.: Touch of Glory;

6:30 p.m.: "Box" Car Derby;

7 p.m.: Amazed By Grace;

8:30 p.m.: Micky Messer & Friends;

9:30 p.m.: Luminary Ceremony;

10 p.m.: Lola's List;

11 p.m.: Wedding Dance Music Party;

11:50 p.m.: Final lap;

Midnight: Closing Ceremony, which includes recognition of winning tent site and announcement of current fundraising total.

Prayer Circles will take place at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. near the Mt. Caramel Baptist Church tent.

Kirkpatrick says the Luminaria Ceremony is a somber event, which recognizes and honors those who are survivors and those who have lost the battle against cancer.

The 2011 Randolph County Relay for Life Gold Sponsors are Allegheny Insurance Services Inc., Amramp WV, Dr. Anne Banfield, Citizens Bank of West Virginia, Davis & Elkins College, Davis Health System Inc./Davis Cancer Care Center, Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center, Foto 1 Pro Photo LLC, Gandy Dancer Theatre & Conference Center, Glotfelty Tire Center, Homestead Elementary School, The Inter-Mountain, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, TRG Customer Solutions, Walmart Trotters Store 1522 and West Virginia Radio Corp.

Silver Sponsors are General Rental Inc., Grant County Bank, Nick Jones Elkins High School Senior Project 2011 and Mark Joseph in memory of Paul Joseph.

Bronze Sponsors are AT&T, Clayton Homes - Elkins, Cooper Asphalt Inc., Dr. Jenna Gongola, KFC of Elkins, Lohr & Barb Funeral Home, Mountain Valley Bank NA, Newlon's International Sales, Dr. Robert A. Rose, Tomblyn Funeral Home and Bill Hartman.

Other donors are Dr. Mary Scott, Propst Realty, Barnes & Associates Inc., First Baptist Church of Elkins, Innovative Investments, Pioneer Insurance Agency Inc., Quality Security & Investigations LLC, Ray LaMora Insurance Agency, Tygart Valley Sanitation and Williams & Associates A.C.

Teams that will be participating in Saturday's event are Advanced Hearing, Allegheny Allnighters, AT&T, Citizens Bank of West Virginia, City Relayers, Davis Memorial Hospital Cancer Care Center, EPTSCI, Fabulous Lady Ms, Fearless Fighters, Fighting Ks/Friends for a Cure, Hemlock Honeys, Little Mountaineers, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Mountain Valley Bank, Platinum Vaginas, TRG, Team Ovaries, Walmart and Womans Club of Elkins.

Contact Carra Higgins by email at chiggins@the



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