You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.
Countdown to Relay For Life
Why do you Relay? That question can stir up an array of different emotions for anyone who has ever participated in a Relay For Life event. Is it in memory of a loved one? Could it be to honor someone? Or is it simply to be part of something meaningful and rewarding? What say you find out at this year’s Relay For Life of Wilson County on Saturday, May 4, from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Eschenburg Field at Floresville High School.
To date, there are 45 teams, including 483 participants who have raised $35,526. Last year’s event raised $108,547, and with this year’s monetary goal of $115,000, there is still work to be done to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society.
“On behalf of the American Cancer Society, your Relay For Life committee, and especially cancer patients and their caregivers, we want to thank Wilson County for your commitment and dedication to the Relay For Life of Wilson County. Your support of our efforts in the battle against cancer are truly appreciated! You worked extremely hard and because of you, we surpassed our goal and raised $108,547. We also were given the coveted 5 Star Relay Award, the All American Award, and the prestigious National All American Award. We share the awards with you and we are honored and so very excited!” said event chair Lori Marroquin.
Relay For Life is an organized, overnight community fund-raising walk where teams of friends and families camp out around a track and take turns walking laps around the track. A variety of food, games, and all-night activities, such as a survivor lap to kick things off, a crazy hat lap, tug-of-war, a pajama lap, a luminaria ceremony, and more, will be available.
This year’s event will be dedicated in the memory of Luke Pollok, formerly of Poth. It will also honor two survivor honorees, Judy Childress of Stockdale and Daisy Perez of Floresville.
Anyone interested in donating may visit the Wilson County News at 1012 C St. in Floresville.
For more information, call Lori Marroquin at 940-867-7390.
Your Opinions and Comments
Be the first to comment on this story!
You must be logged in to post a comment.
South Texas Living Archives
(NOT May 30!) Let your imagination take shape June 30 (May 25, 2016)
Canine care helps heal community’s most vulnerable (May 25, 2016)
Divine healing training June 2-4 (May 25, 2016)
Future collectibles (May 25, 2016)
Getting past a stroke (May 25, 2016)
Musical Club tours Helmke home (May 25, 2016)
Ousley fund-raiser May 28 (May 25, 2016)
Picnic and memorial service (May 25, 2016)
Save the date for June 2 Opry Jam (May 25, 2016)
Small town, big hearts (May 25, 2016)
The stuff of which sausage is made (May 25, 2016)
Unwind, de-stress with coffee and crayons (May 25, 2016)
What you can do to prevent asthma (May 25, 2016)
Witness live wrestling at Retama Park (May 25, 2016)
Attend the 38th annual Bluebonnet Fest Parade May 21 (May 18, 2016)
Baptist church plans Men’s, Women’s Day (May 18, 2016)
Cocktail dress (May 18, 2016)
Desperate search for old photo reveals city’s lack of memorabilia (May 18, 2016)
Learn about gardening practices (May 18, 2016)
Play golf for Peanut Festival (May 18, 2016)
Setting forth in search of froth (May 18, 2016)
Sign up for Summer Reading! (May 18, 2016)
Sutherland Springs bank bandits sentenced (May 18, 2016)
Tickets on sale for June 21 Taste of Seguin (May 18, 2016)
Boldtville Church Yard Sale is May 14 (May 11, 2016)
Create interactive games, stories with Scratch (May 11, 2016)
Enter 2017 Fiesta Poster Contest (May 11, 2016)
Extraordinary minds teaching our kids (May 11, 2016)
Healing ADD without medication (May 11, 2016)
Luffa vase (May 11, 2016)
May means dancing in Geronimo (May 11, 2016)
Meet the Miss La Vernia contestants (May 11, 2016)
Resurrection UMC plans Fun Fest (May 11, 2016)
Spring comes to Blue Bonnet Club (May 11, 2016)
Swing dance in Seguin (May 11, 2016)
Tracking down a little history in Hobson (May 11, 2016)
Union Valley meeting set (May 11, 2016)
Basketball tournament May 14 (May 4, 2016)
Boy Scout celebration stirs up memories (May 4, 2016)
British Royals (May 4, 2016)
Celebrating decades of memories and music with the‘Texas Top Hands’ (May 4, 2016)
Create a yard with bird appeal (May 4, 2016)
Cruise into Floresville for Lions Car Show (May 4, 2016)
Find cheap books at Sidewalk Sale (May 4, 2016)
Hear six pianos in one room May 7 (May 4, 2016)
Hermann Sons Casino Night to benefit CASA (May 4, 2016)
Road Runners plan May group runs (May 4, 2016)
‘Battle for Texas’ now open in SA (May 4, 2016)
‘Lily pads’ for kids (May 4, 2016)