Fareway’s roundup adds hundreds to Saturday’s Relay for Life

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Perry Public Library Team Bookworm members, Captain Kathy Miller, left, and Marlene Johnson, right, received a $688.57 donation check Friday morning from Travis Landgrebe, manager of the Perry Fareway. The money was raised in the roundup for the Relay of Life for Dallas County.


The Perry Public Library’s Team Bookworm was presented with a check for $688.57 Friday morning, the result of a weeklong roundup among customers of the Perry Fareway/

Fareway Manager Travis Landgrebe presented the donation to Team Bookworm Captain Kathy Miller and team member Marlene Johnson. More than $15,000 has been raised so far for the 2017 relay, Miller said.

This year’s Relay for Life of Dallas County will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Perry High School’s Dewey Field. The event has a 3 p.m. registration, with activities lasting from 4 p.m. to about 9 p.m.

Perry Community School District Superintendent Clark Wicks will speak as this year’s honorary survivor.

The evening events will include a survivor and community dinner, musical entertainment, activities involving themed laps, contests, silent auctions and other activities. The event is free and open to the public. You do not have to be on a team to attend the fundraiser, organizers said.

The full schedule follow:

3-4 p.m. REGISTRATION

4 p.m. OPENING CEREMONIES
-WELCOME
-NATIONAL ANTHEM
-PRAYER
-HONORARY SURVIVOR: CLARK WICKS
-SURVIVOR LAP, CAREGIVER LAP AND TEAM LAP

5 p.m. SURVIVOR/COMMUNITY DINNER BEGINS
LAP: “PURPLE POWER”
(SUPPORT OUR SURVIVORS BY DISPLAYING YOUR PURPLE)

5-6 p.m. MAURICE JULES EXPERIENCE
(Performs Doo-Wop, R & B, Pop, & Ballads. Has performed with Sonia Da Da, Harold Melvin’s Blue notes, & Gospel group New Beginning who received a Gold Album)

5:30 p.m. COOKIE FACE GAME
LAP: SCRABBLE LAP
(COLLECT A LETTER EACH LAP, SPELL THE LONGEST-CORRECT WORD & WIN)

6 p.m. OVEN MITT GIFT GAME
LAP: THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT WITHOUT CANCER
(WEAR YOUR FAVORITE SUNGLASSES)

6:30p-CHEETO HEAD GAME
LAP: BOOT SCOOTIN’ AWAY CANCER
(GET ON YOUR BOOTS, HATS & BELT BUCKLES & SCOOT AWAY CANCER)

7 p.m. FROZEN T-SHIRT CONTEST
LAP: BEACH PARTY (WEAR YOUR FAVORITE BEACH ATTIRE)

7:30 p.m. PANTYHOSE BOWLING
LAP: “BRAS FOR A CAUSE” & “TUTUS FOR TATAS”
(WEAR YOUR CRAZY BRAS-OVER YOUR SHIRT OF COURSE & FAVORITE TUTUS)

8 p.m. SILENT AUCTION WILL CLOSE
LUMINARY BAGS SALES WILL CLOSE

8-8:30 p.m. ZUMBA WITH LUPITA & TONIA
LAP: “LIGHT UP MY LIFE” GLOW LAP

9 p.m. LUMINARIA

9:30 p.m. FIGHT BACK/CLOSING CEREMONIES

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