Vance County Relay For Life

Jun. 08, 2013 @ 05:03 PM


Relay for Life will officially kick off Friday at 3 p.m.  The opening ceremony will take place at 7 p.m., with the Survivor Walk commencing at 7:15 p.m. The Luminaria Ceremony will begin at 9 p.m. and the closing ceremony will take place Saturday at 3 p.m.

Once again this year, Vance County Relay for Life is conducting a canned food drive. Donations may be dropped off at Nationwide Insurance, 191 Ruin Creek Road, Henderson. After they are used for the Relay event, all cans will be donated to Area Christians Together in Service.

Philips Optimum is conducting a “Green Sneaker” fundraiser. Slightly used sneakers of all sizes (preferably tied together, without holes) will be donated for disaster relief to the needy and people in third world countries. In addition, the team will receive 50¢ per pound. Sneakers may be dropped off at 880 Facet Road, Henderson, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call Elena Robinson, (252) 492-7198 or (229) 894-1759.

Also, most teams are selling T-shirts, bracelets and raffle tickets.

Contact Heidi Garland: call (252) 432-1813; email to; or search for more information on all events, including the following:

• Today — 5 p.m., Shoe Size Rally, Big Ruin Creek Missionary Church; donations can be made in dollars per shoe size per foot; gospel performances (Carolina Kings, Work in Progress, soloist Erica Cooper, among others); call Sandra Parham, (252) 915-0611, or Magnolia Williams, (252) 432-3343.