The Crawford County Relay For Life Committee has rescheduled its Luminary Lighting Ceremony for Thursday, June 20. The ceremony was originally to take place at the Relay For Life walk held at Hood Park, but it had to be cancelled that night due to severe weather conditions.
Committee member Donna Conduitt called the Luminary Ceremony an “important part” of the annual Relay For Life event. She said the organizing committee was disappointed to have cancelled the memorial service at this year’s relay, but the committee agreed it should take place at a new time and location. “It’s such a beautiful ceremony and an important part of why we hold Relay For Life,” said Conduitt. “We felt it would be a shame not to have that ceremony because it really is the highlight of the entire event.”
The Luminary Ceremony will take place on June 20 at 8 p.m. It will be held on Smith Street in the Recklein Commons area in front of the historical society museum. The public is welcome to attend and participate as the luminary bags are candlelit and names of cancer victims are read aloud during the memorial service.
The event will take place outdoors. Seating is not available, so bring lawn chairs.
Luminaries are still being sold and will continue to be sold until Wednesday, June 19. Have a friend or family member who lost their cancer battle and should be memorialized, has fought the battle and won, or is currently undertaking the fight? Recognize them at the ceremony. Call Carole Scott at 573-885-7292 to purchase a luminary.