RFL activities in full swing

With the Hutchinson County Relay For Life less than a month away, activities surrounding the event are in full swing!On Saturday, May 19, the Bread of Life Ministries Kingdom Racers will have a barbecue fundraiser at the Borger Wal-Mart from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The St. Andrew United Methodist Church “Heavenly” Cookies Team will be holding a “Bowl-A-Rama” fundraiser from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 20. The event will be held at Wildcatter’s, 1501 South Main. “Round up your family and friends and head on down for a fun-filled afternoon of bowling for a great cause,” Judy Allen, RFL media chair, said.Those interested in getting more information on the “Bowl-A-Rama” are encouraged to contact Linda Garrett at 857-9011 or 206-0524.The Healing Hands Relay Team will be holding the “Racing for a Cure” bike run on Saturday, June 2, in Borger. The run will start at Huber Park. The run will kick off with registration starting at 9 a.m. The first bike out will be at 10 a.m. and the last bike will be out at 11 a.m. The last bike in will be at 1 p.m.Prizes will be awarded for best hand and worst hand. At each stop, each participant will receive information pertaining to cancer facts or facts about Relay For Life. Participants will have the chance to win extra cards and prizes if they can pass a test given over the various information they receive at each stop.The cost is $15 for one hand, $25 for two hands, or $40 for four hands. For more information on the run, contact Brandy Callahan at 206-9367. The RFL committee is also raffling off four handmade quilts. Tickets for the raffle are $10 each or three for $20.The first quilt is a handkerchief style quilt made and donated by cancer survivor Billy Webb of Mullins. The second quilt, a black, white, and red quilt in the Yellow Brick Road pattern, was pieced by Lisa Anderson and quilted by Shannon Kratackuil.The third quilt, a red and green Take Five patterned quilt, was pieced/made by Kathy Roberts in memory of her sister, Glenda Stone of Fritch, who lost her battle with cancer last year. The fourth quilt, made in the Turning 20 pattern, was made and donated by Arlene Humphrey of Muskogee, Okla.The drawing of the names will be held sometime during the event of the RFL event.For raffle tickets, information on the raffle or on the local Relay event, contact co-chairs Kathie Harber at 806-898-6537 cell or 274-5703 home; or Cathy Phillips at 806-272-4605 cell or 274-2984 home.Proceeds from all of the above fundraisers will go to the American Cancer Society via RFL.A special table has been set up to purchase a luminaria in honor of or in memory of a family member, loved one, or friend who has had or has cancer. Special moon and star luminarias are available for a donation and will be placed on bags, which will be placed around the track at the upcoming RFL of Hutchinson County event.Candles will be placed inside each bag and at dark the night of the event, the candles will be lit in a special ceremony.Forms are also available for cancer survivors to sign up with the local RFL committee. The deadline for survivors to sign up and be guaranteed their 2012 t-shirt is Monday, May 21. Survivors registering with the committee prior to that date will receive a purple RFL survivors t-shirt and an invitation to the survivor dinner, which will be held Tuesday, June 5.The RFL of Hutchinson County Committee is also in need of canned goods. Collection points for these goods have been set up at Lowe’s Grocery, City Hall and the Police Department in Borger. Cans can also be dropped off at Lowe’s Grocery in Fritch, Fritch Drug, Fritch City Hall, Tio Pancho’s Restaurant and Sanford-Fritch High School.The canned goods will be used to anchor the luminaria bags that are purchased by folks. On the night of the RFL event, the canned goods are placed in the bags and they line the Relay track.On Saturday morning, as the event comes to a close, the bags are collected, the canned good are boxed up and then donated to organizations here in Hutchinson County who distribute food to local folks in need.“Please drop your cans by one of the collection points listed above and know that your generosity will be greatly appreciated as the RFL committee ‘pays it forward’ by donating them to help feed those in need in Hutchinson County,” Allen said.RFL of Hutchinson County will be held from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9, at Huber Park in Borger, and is an event that promises fun for the whole family.“Games, raffles, contests, food, live entertainment, and an exciting silent auction that will turn into a fun-filled live auction will fill the bill for the overnight event!” Allen said.