Friday is one of the biggest days of the year for the town of Lincolnton. â€œRelay for Life,â€ the signature fund-raising event for the American Cancer Society, will take place at the Lincolnton High School football stadium.
Fundraisers have been hard at work since January, collecting money for the cause.
Participants have proven successful at getting cash in the past. Lincoln County is nationally recognized, ranking 5th in our population. Last yearâ€™s total of $350,000 included both the Lincolnton event and the East Lincoln Relay.
A lot of hard work in the form of yard sales, bake sales, car washes, and begging parents for money (at least that was my technique) are to be attributed for the success.
This Friday, Relay participants will set up camp sites, listen to entertainment, eat some tasty food and walk their hearts out in the name of fighting cancer.
Businesses, churches, schools and various organizations will be represented at the event and people will be walking all night long.
The Relay also features a survivors lap and lighting of luminaries to honor those affected by cancer.
The following event is also happening within the week:
Â· The Mint Museum in Charlotte is featuring the collections of glass artist Harvey Littleton, ceramist Mark Hewitt and furniture maker and interior designer Randy Shull, starting May 7.
The collection is entitled â€œPoint of View III: North Carolina Artists as Collectors.â€ It will run through Oct. 9.
The Littleton collection comes from the â€œFather of the American Studio Glass Movement.â€
The Hewitt collection includes jugs purchased in Lincolnton, the first place Hewitt fell in love with pottery.
The Shull collection includes many different mediums â€“ wood, painting, ceramic, metal and mixed media.
by Sarah Grano