"We hope to see everyone there," Committee Chairperson Carrol Evans recently said about the event scheduled to take place in the Community Room of Riddell National Bank at 7 p.m., Tuesday. "Of course, if the weather gets too nasty we will let everyone know about rescheduling."
According to ACS Community Representative Rachel Romas, a contingency plan is in place if the foul winter weather arrives early Tuesday morning.
"If Clay Community Schools are closed (Tuesday) we will not have the kickoff," Romas said in an e-mail sent to The Brazil Times and all Relay organizers. "If school is in session and the weather starts to get bad, we will be making the decision to cancel by noon Tuesday."
The Brazil Times will provide updates regarding this and other weather-related closings as they are made available throughout Tuesday.
However, if foul weather hinders people from attending the event, organizers urge people to use the local Relay website (http://www.relayforlife.org/claycountyin) to register their Relay teams online.
With an eye on winning the Pacesetter Award again this year, the event's goal is to organize 30 teams for the overnight fundraising event at the YMCA, 5 E. Kruzan St, Brazil, which is scheduled to take place May 14-15.
As an incentive for early registration, Romas said team captains who register before the kickoff will receive a special Relay gift.
"You can register yourself or your team on the website right now," Evans said. "The sooner people and teams get signed up, the better."
There is also a Facebook page (Clay County Relay) for people to share their stories, information about upcoming events and notify others about local fundraisers.