|Friday, June 19, 2009|
Nine teams with more than 90 members will be participating in the Sibley County Relay for Life event June 19-20 at the Gaylord City Park.
The annual event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
Gaylord resident Michael Sprandel, a cancer survivor for five and a half years, is serving as the honorary chairperson.
Survivor and team registration begins at 3 p.m. at the Roller Rink.
Opening ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m. at Walsh Field. Luminary lighting begins at 9 p.m. Closing ceremonies will begin Saturday, June 20 at 2:30 a.m.
The silent auction and smart shop will be open from 3 – 10 p.m. Friday. Crazy Airwaves DJ Gary Koch will provide music for the entire event.
Those attending are invited to bring pennies to the Relay. The team with the most pennies in their team’s container will win more recognition points and raise more toward their team’s goal.
There will be various activities at each campsite, with goods and games. The Gaylord Pool will be open.
There are seven corporate sponsors for the 2009 Relay for Life. They are Sibley Medical Center and Clinics, Glencoe Regional Health Services, ProGrowth Bank, TSE (Technical Services for Electronics, Inc. of Arlington), Green Isle Lions, TFY Crew – Tobacco Free Youth, and Gaylord Game Protective League.
Cathy Grack of Gaylord is serving as chairperson for this year’s relay.