POINT PLEASANT —The community is gearing up to attend one of the biggest events of the year - the Mason County Relay for Life.
The free event starts at 6 p.m., this Saturday, June 16 at the Point Pleasant High School Athletic Complex.
There will be food, entertainment, the Survivors and Caregivers Lap, team recognition, the lighting of luminaries and a major auction to raise money in the fight against cancer.
The auction starts at 7:30 pm and not only is the auction open to everyone, but all the events of the Relay. Some of the items up for grabs are two Cincinnati Reds game tickets with a one night stay in the Hampton Inn in Covington, Ky. on July 17-18. There are also NFL Football tickets for the Cleveland Browns vs. Philadelphia Eagles on Aug. 24 at the Cleveland Browns Stadium while sitting in the “Dawg” pound, watching a team with former Marshall University Star Vinnie Curry on board.
Also up for grabs, what is described as a beautiful household basket with a tea cup set, cupcake molds, candle and Pandora-style bracelet; Longaberger ice cream cone dishes with ice cream serving tray; Longaberger wrought iron Christmas tree candle holder and pottery dishes; P.Buckley Moss Limited Edition Print; Gift Card Basket filled with over 10 different gift cards; a Girl Gift Basket; a Sweet Treats Basket with Longaberger and Tastefully simple items; Think Pink Set; a purse; Scentsy burners and tarts; Time Marches On wall clocks; a You Light Up My life Candle set and a Longaberger Pink measuring cup,baking dish and muffin mix.
All of these items have been donated by various businesses and persons in the community to help make Relay for Life a wonderful event, organizers say. All money raised goes to the American Cancer Society.
There are over 200 team members working hard to raise funds in the fight against cancer at this year’s Mason County Relay For Life. Again, teams will be recognized but so will survivors and caregivers. Everyone, whether their lives have been touched by cancer or not, is welcome to attend.