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Relay for Life promises fun activities for public

Cancer fundraiser at Scappoose High School this Saturday

Relay for Life is happening in Columbia County this weekend.

This year, the annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is being held at Scappoose High School, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25, and going on for 24 hours.

Teams will work to keep someone on the track at the high school at all times throughout the relay. Meanwhile, events and activities will be held all day and late into the night. They are free and open to the public, and members of the community are encouraged to attend.

In addition to the activities, there will also be a number of themed laps on the track, including a kids' lap with prizes at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Last year, Relay for Life reached its $1 million milestone for money raised from the annual event in Columbia County over the years. It was held at St. Helens High School.

Organizers are hoping to add as much as they can onto that total this year.

Saturday's schedule

  • 10 a.m.: Opening ceremony
  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Columbia County Rodeo Court will be in the Survivor Tent
  • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Silent auction
  • 11 a.m.: Photo booth opens
  • 1 p.m.: OPAS dancers perform
  • 2:30 p.m.: Water balloon toss
  • 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Bingo
  • 6 p.m.: Hula-hoop contest
  • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Full Armour Band performs
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Bingo
  • 10 p.m.: Luminaria ceremony
  • 11:30 p.m.: Glow-in-the-dark bowling