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Relay for Life salutes survivors, caregivers with dinner

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

Bandera County Relay For Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will host their annual Cancer Survivor Dinner on Tuesday, May 1. The event will begin at 6:30 pm at the Bandera United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. All cancer survivors and caregivers are invited to attend.
All the work that has gone into The Bandera County Relay For Life will peak on May 5 and 6, when the relay will be held at Bulldog Stadium from 7 pm to 7 am.
"Committee members, team captains, their teams, family, friends, and people we haven't even met yet will walk proudly into the stadium to celebrate the chance to help those fighting cancer, to help make one more birthday a reality," said a spokesman for the event.
The Relay's First Lap of the night is dedicated to all survivors and caregivers.
Luminarias are available to purchase as a means of honoring loved ones who have battled cancer.
Anyone interested in volunteering or giving a donation of any size may go to the Bandera County Relay For Life web page at www.RelayForLife.org/BanderaTx.
It's not too late to join a team or start one.
All teams need to register on the Web site page.
For more information, call Monica at 210-386-1756.
On Sunday, April 29, the committee will be "Painting Bandera Purple" by putting up bows and ribbons at area businesses.
The relay is having a carnival at Bandera High School on May 5 at 7 pm. There will be sumo, karaoke, Zumba and games, with plenty of fun for all ages, and prizes for victors.
Musical performances will be provided by "LoudMouth," made up of Joe Joyer, Gabe Richer, Mike Ramirez, Matt Penrod and Grayson Richter, a "group of guys just having fun playing the music you know and can dance to." More music will be provided by "Three Peace Band," whose members include Rick Jeter, Karen Haile and Cynthia Anderson. The goal of this group is to "take you back in time," to imagine your first kiss, first romance, and your teenage years.
"All of the entertainers are very excited about performing so come on out, bring a friend, and support Relay For Life," said a spokesman.