The 2005 annual East Lincoln Relay for Life kicks off this weekend at East Lincoln High School.
Patsy Black, chairwoman of the relay, said the goal for this year is $205,000.
Relay for Life is the signature fund raiser for the American Cancer Society. Teams from schools, churches, businesses and other organizations set up camp for the entire night and field walkers who lap the field non-stop.
Last year the East Lincoln Relay raised more than $200,000. Combined with the Lincolnton Relay, the total sum raised by Lincoln County came to more than $350,000, an effort ranking the county the 5th in the nation in its population category.
The Lincolnton Relay is schedule May 7-8 at Lincolnton High School.
One of the new features this year at East Lincoln will be the sounding of bagpipes during the luminary ceremony.
The list of events for this weekend include:
2 p.m. Registration/Camp set up
5 p.m. Survivor Check in, music with DJ Darrin Henley
5:30 p.m. Lake Norman Gymnastics Academy â€œWild Thingsâ€
6 p.m. Ms. Rhoda Martinâ€™s Dancers
6:45 p.m. East Lincoln High School Chorus
7 p.m. Opening Ceremony and Opening Remarks
â€“ National Anthem sung by ELHS Chorus
â€“ Survivor Lap
â€“ Caretaker Lap
â€“ Music by Lindsay Castle
7:30 p.m. Dunkin booth opens
Country Choice performs with â€œline dancingâ€
9 p.m. Luminary Ceremony
â€“ Moment of Silence
â€“ Tribute lap with bag pipes (led by Susan Ferguson)
â€“ Music by Lee Beecham and the El Shaddai Chorus
â€“ Music with Lindsay Uptegraft
9:30 p.m. Reach, contemporary music with a Christian twist
11:30 p.m. â€œDouble Take,â€ music for all tastes
7:30 a.m. Scavenger Hunt and Hoola Hoop Contest
8 a.m. Body Bar Class with Fit Dimension
8:30 a.m. Music! Music! Jeffrey Reid, formerly of the Fantastic Shakers
10 a.m. Closing Ceremonies
Music and performances will be broadcast on 89.1 FM with DJ Darrin Henley.
Other fund-raising events include:
April 9 â€“ Car Wash at Catawba Spring Elementary School from 10 a.m. to noon.
April 23 â€“ Golf Tournament at Lincoln Country Club hosted by Pearl Baptist Church. by Amy Wadsworth