Relay For Life in Henry County is quickly approaching, scheduled for Friday, June 26, at the Henry County High School Track. Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length.
Relay For Life is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people to:
• Celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer. The strength of survivors inspires others to continue to fight.
• Remember loved ones lost to the disease. At Relay, people who have walked alongside people battling cancer can grieve and find healing.
• Fight Back. We Relay because we have been touched by cancer and desperately want to put an end to the disease.
For further information on the event, please visit RelayForLife.org. Below is a list of upcoming activities that are taking place throughout the county in an ongoing effort to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society (all proceeds will benefit Henry County Relay For Life):
• Friday, June 19- Five percent of the cost of your meal at Chat-N-Nibble will go to Eminence Christian Church’s Relay for Life team.
• Saturday, June 20- Circle of Friends will be having a trail ride in Drennon with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ride begins at 10 a.m. For more information contact Tammy Bibelhauser at (502) 758-0117.
• Wednesday, June 24- Bank Night at United Citizens Bank in New Castle from 6 to 8 p.m.
Other ongoing activities
• Hawkins Family Team is selling handmade earrings, pink ribbon bracelets, candy, coffee, Mountain Dew, nachos, and apple dumplings the night of Relay.
• Providence Baptist Church will be selling skittles, BBQ and sides, drinks night of Relay.
• Franklinton Baptist Church will be selling cotton candy night of Relay and will have a color wheel game as well as selling ‘pieces’ of their ribbon puzzle for in memory or in honor of someone who has been touched by cancer.
• Campbellsburg Baptist Church will be selling hot dogs and drinks night of Relay and will have a pie in the face game, face painting and ring toss.
• Circle of Friends team will be selling baked goods night of Relay.
• Cook’s team will be selling hot dogs and hamburgers night of Relay.
• New Castle First Baptist Church will be selling homemade fudge and lemonade night of Relay.
• PBI Bank’s Relay For Life team will be selling new and used children’s books the night of Relay. Anyone wishing to donate books please contact Tami Payton at (502) 878-4214. They are also selling candy bars in the lobby of the banks and will be selling gummy worms the night of Relay.
• Homestead Nursing Center will sell funnel cakes and hot chocolate night of Relay and will also have a Vera Bradley Auction basket.
• Henry County Scrappers will be selling “donation” tickets for two pink license plate birdhouses made by Jim Chaney from Marion, KY for $1 each or 6 for $5; selling “donation” tickets or a 21 speed Dr. Pepper bicycle with helmet and selling pre-made scrapbook pages ready for your favorite Relay picture.
• Barb’s Buds will sell flip flops and t-shirts for cancer awareness. For more information contact Amy Jameson at (502) 845-8600. They also will have cinnamon rolls for sale night of Relay.
• Eminence Baptist Church is raffling a $100 Wal-Mart card. For information contact Dana Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org. They will also be selling ice cream Relay night.
• Pleasureville Baptist Church is selling personalized pans again this year. Please call Linda Payton at (502) 878-5907 for more information. They will also be selling hot chocolate and doughnuts night of Relay.
• The New Castle Fire Department is also selling 100 percent aluminum reflective 911 address signs. They are green reflective with one to five numbers possible. They will be $15 each. Additionally they will be selling food relay night, tenderloin, hamburgers, etc…
• Don’t forget to stop by the Local office or the local tent night of Relay to vote for our Darling Baby and Sweetie Pie contests! It is a 25 cent minimum vote and if you choose to make a donation by check please make payable to the American Cancer Society. Call (502) 845-2858 and ask for Tawnja for more information.
Campbellsburg Baptist- Stained glass cancer ribbon, earrings and gift certificates
Hawkins Friends and Family- Golf for 4 at Perry Park, 4 sets of Golf Balls, 4 sets of tees, Trick Golf ball and Golf CD
Port Royal- Basketball Goal
Eminence Baptist- 2 Nationwide Tickets for the Food City 250 August 21, 2 Sprint Cup Tickets for the Sharpie 500 August 22, 2 Cold Pitt Passes, a personal tour of Bristol Motor Speedway and 2 Nascar tires. Additionally a second basket will include tickets to Holiday World, Louisville Bats, Louisville Zoo, Actors Theatre and Louisville Mega Caverns.
Henry County Scrappers- Relay T-Shirt throw handmade by JoAnn Ashby and a pink breast cancer purse handmade by Debbie Miller.