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Relay for Life begins Friday

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By The Staff

Taylor County Relay for Life events begin Friday at Taylor County High School. The annual event raises money for the American Cancer Society. This year's theme refers to movies.

Events begin at 5 p.m. A schedule of events follows.

- 5 to 7 p.m. - Teams arrive and set up.

- 7 to 8 p.m. - Opening ceremonies. The national anthem will be performed by Allie Hash. The prayer will be led by Dave Collie. Taylor County Jr. Color Guard, Hannah Ellis, Clint Graham and Zach Sharp will also perform.

- 8 to 8:30 p.m. - Kick off and instructions.

- 8:30 to 10 p.m. - Cake walk, laser tag duels, corn hole tournament, kids' games and bounce house and stunt man event practice.

- 10 to 11 p.m. - Luminary ceremony, hosted by Marty Bagby and Rob Collins. A performance will follow by Kristin Willis and Ellis.

- 11 p.m. - Live auction.

- 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. - Big hair contest, make-up contest, stuntman olympics, corn hole, laser tag, kids' games and inflatable slide.

- 2 to 3 a.m. - New fight back ceremony event with personal pledges to fight cancer.

- 3 to 5 a.m. - Aerobics wake up sunrise event, bingo.

- 5:30 to 6 a.m. - Score keeping tally and prize ceremony.

- 6 to 7 a.m. - Closing ceremony.

Participants will be awarded for participating in themed laps, including super hero, crazy wig or hat, plastic, backward, piggyback, pink, male, female and children themes.