"It was very disheartening," Times' General Manager Lynne Llewellyn said about closing down the fundraising event due to the impending weather. "But it's not necessarily a bad thing. On Wednesday evening, it's supposed to be good weather and we will be out there as long as we have people stopping by to have fun and wanting to support Relay."
Starting at 4 p.m., The Times' parking lot at 100 North Meridian St. will come alive with activities, including:
* Celebrity Water Balloons: Public voting continues today and will end at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, with the celebrity "Mulligan" voting shortly afterward. The "target" will be announced and take their place on the firing line as soon as votes are counted. Other celebrities, who have agreed to take a few water balloons for the cause, will line up immediately afterward,
* Book Store: The American Cancer Society's Book Store will provide a wide selection of new books at reduced prices during the event. The books, which start at $1 each, make great gifts for readers of all ages,
* Luminary bags and sign up sheets will be available for those interested in participating in Relay,
* Games: Win prizes by playing Duck Pond, Corn Hole and Bean Bag Toss,
* Face Painting: Two booths will be available, each with unique designs for the young and those young-at-heart,
* 50/50 drawing: Chances go on sale at 1 p.m., with the drawing tentatively scheduled to take place at 3 p.m.,
* CRUSH Cancer Car: Come take out those frustrations for a good cause by making a $1 donation per sledgehammer swing at the CRUSH Cancer Car. NOTE: For safety reasons, participants must be at least 16-years-old, wear protective safety gear and follow instructions. Children younger than 16 must have a parent present to participate, and
* Auction: The list of gift certificates for free dinners, golf outings, community theater tickets, video rentals, a fireworks package, a pool party, hair cuts and manicures along with specialty baked items, hand painted works of art by local artists and other miscellaneous items continues to grow for the fundraising auction. The bidding begins at approximately 6:30 p.m.
If a Clay County Relay For Life team would like to set up a booth at the carnival, contact Llewellyn at 446-2216 before Tuesday noon.
For more information about how to participate in the 14-hour 2010 Clay County American Cancer Society Relay For Life event scheduled for this Saturday at the Clay County YMCA, contact Event Chair Janice Piatt (812-442-9785) or Event Vice Chair Carrol Evans (812-442-0505) or log on http://www.relayforlife.org/claycoun-tyi....