Mount Union College to Host Alliance-Area Relay For Life

May 26, 2010

More than 60 teams are expected to participate in this year's Alliance-area Relay for Life, to be held in the Peterson Field House of Mount Union College on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14.

Friday's events will kick off with the opening ceremonies ' including the survivor and care giver lap as well as the team banner lap ' at 6 p.m. The Survivor Dinner will follow at 7 p.m. in the Hoover-Price Campus Center while the themed laps and music will entertain in Peterson Field House.

More entertainment will follow at 8 p.m. with a fashion show of cultural costumes and props and a video game tournament featuring NBA Jam. In addition, entries for the elementary student coloring contest will be due at 8 p.m.

The Luminary Ceremony, featuring the Alliance High School Orchestra, will begin at 9 p.m. The ceremony will be followed by additional entertainment events at 10 p.m. including the Miss Relay Competition, featuring gentleman representatives of the participating teams and the entry deadline for the junior and senior high school coloring contest entries.

Between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m., Mike da Roving Guy, an expert latex manipulation technician (he ties balloons) will be wandering the field house to entertain participants and guests.

At 10:30 p.m., a potato sack race will take place, following by Relay Idol (karaoke competition) at 11 p.m.

The fun will continue through the late night and early morning hours. At midnight, a pajama party will take place, as will a video game tournament featuring Madden 2007. Entries for the college and adult coloring contest also will be due at midnight.

At 1 a.m., the Touchdown Celebration Contest will take place where participants will have the opportunity to show off their best dance, pose or other creative move, and a Dance Dance Revolution tournament will begin. Also at this time, participants will have the opportunity to support their favorite sports teams by taking a lap in team apparel.

At 2 a.m., a fashion show will begin where participants will be able to model their designs made of newspaper and duct tape. A corn hole tournament will also begin at that time.

Mount Union's premier improv comedy troupe will present LAUGHINGSTOCK at 3 a.m. and a video game tournament featuring FIFA Street will take place. A Crazy Hat Lap will begin at 4 a.m. as well as the Relay Quest scavenger hunt and the Guitar Hero Tournament.

A Twister contest will begin at 4:30 a.m. Relay Caf', featuring acoustic and a cappella music, will be held from 5:30-7 a.m. and at 6 a.m., a donut-eating relay race and video game tournament featuring Halo will begin.

Aerobics will be offered at 7 a.m. and donations for the Dedications Lap can be made between 7:30 and 9 a.m. Locks for Love will be hosting a hair cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. for those wishing to donate hair to create hair pieces for cancer patients. Also at 9 a.m., a video game tournament featuring Super Smash Brothers will take place.

A second corn hole tournament will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the TIMEWARP Hour where participants can dance through the decades at 11 a.m.

Closing Ceremonies will begin at noon, where final fundraising amounts will be announced as well as the teams winning a number of awards.

During the weekend, Mount Union College will be selling used furniture, kitchen equipment and computers and accessories at a Relay for Life Benefit Sale. The sale will be held both days in Wilson Hall from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Friday's sale will be open to Mount Union faculty and staff only. These individuals will have the opportunity to view and inspect all items at a preview day on April 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Wilson Hall. During the preview, no sales will be made and nothing will be held.

The Benefit Sale will be open to the general public on Saturday.

Those visiting the sale are asked to park on Miller Avenue, street side or in other open lots.

Furniture available for purchase includes single beds, dressers, desks, tables, chairs, booth seating and other miscellaneous items. Salad bars, a pizza oven, coolers and refrigerators are just some of the various kitchen items available. Computer items and accessories include, but are not limited to, CRT monitors, desktop CPUs, keyboards, mice, printers, scanners, hard disk drives, CD-ROM drives, Super Disks, cash register equipment, older networking equipment and various cables.

Purchases will be on a first-come, first-served basis and all sales are final. Items will be sold in 'as-is' condition with no warranties implied.

Cash or personal check (with current address and telephone number) will be accepted. Items must be paid for in full before they may be hauled away. All items must be hauled away by Monday, April 16 at 4 p.m.

Mount Union employees will be on hand to assist buyers in moving items out of Wilson Hall. Buyers will be responsible for transporting purchased items. Mount Union employees will not be available to make deliveries.

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