While cut short due to Mother Nature, about 10,000 people turned out to East Lincoln High School Friday night for the eighth annual East Lincoln Relay for Life.
During the beginning of the survivorâ€™s lap, cancer survivor Earl Cloninger takes a moment to say â€œhi.â€
Members of the Rhonda Martin Dancers provide entertainment before the opening ceremony.
Evan Montanari, almost two, was enjoying the Relay with his mom, Monica.
Two of the main attractions of this yearâ€™s East Lincoln Relay for Life were the music and fun. Several bands performed at different times giving Relay participants the strength and hope in the fight against cancer.
Dr. Joel McCall, pastor of Lakeshore Presbyterian Church, plays guitar with his churchâ€™s praise band, Greatful Living.
Robert Myers of Stanley plays keyboards for Greatful Living during their performance Friday night.
Members of the Gold Hill Baptist Church choir perform after the silent lap, singing â€œSurviveâ€ to the walkers in the Relay.
The Country Choice band warms up prior to their Friday night performance.
Before the opening ceremonies, Jeremy Grier, 12, got purple streaks in his hair from Kay Lisi at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church tent.
Photos By – Jon Mayhew / LTN Photo