Relay For Life of Holmes County’s main event is coming to bring an exciting conclusion to this year’s relay efforts from 6 p.m. on April 19 to 6 a.m. on April 20 and will be held at Memorial Park in Bonifay.


BONIFAY — Relay For Life of Holmes County’s main event is coming to bring an exciting conclusion to this year’s relay efforts from 6 p.m. on April 19 to 6 a.m. on April 20 and will be held at Memorial Park in Bonifay.



Kim Castriotta with the Florida Division of the American Cancer Society and the Bonifay Fire and Rescue and Holmes County EMS, Hose and Stretcher Gang, Team Captain Greg Barton were at the Bonifay City Council’s April 8 meeting to talk about the upcoming Relay For Life of Bonifay Event and to promote Paint the Town Purple for the week prior to the event.



“The residents and participants have been wonderful and enthusiastic, warm and caring, and a lot is going on,” said Castriotta. “One of the committee members has asked about painting the town purple and she had said she hasn’t heard of one being down here before. What it does is that we ask for someone donate big purple bows, in some places it’s wooden purple people waving on street corners and what it does is peak people’s curiosity about why there’s so much purple.”



The Council agreed to allow for the purple ribbons and bows to be put on Bonifay street poles and explained that it would be up to the store owners to give them permission to use their store fronts for purple ribbons and signage.



She informed them that the main event for the Relay For Life of Bonifay will be held from 6 p.m. on Friday, April 19 to 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 20 at Memorial Field in Bonifay and that there will be a Survivor’s Banquet to honor those who are fighting or have fought cancer, Survivor Victory Lap and Caregiver Lap in honor of survivors and caregivers, live entertainment, Ms. Relay Pageant, booths, venders, games and much more.



Visitors are welcomed to participate and participation is free.



“We’d really like it if you would come out and support the event and have some fun,” said Castriotta. “It’s going to be a great event with a lot of really great ideas pouring in. It’s going to be very exciting and we hope to see you there.”



For more information contact DeAnna Oldham at 850-768-2675 or deej71004@yahoo.com.



2013 Relay For Life of Bonifay Updates



Paint the Town Purple



BONIFAY — The City of Bonifay approved of putting up purple ribbons throughout the City of Bonifay along with a proclamation recognizing April 19 and April 20 as Relay For Life Days.



For that week Relay For Life of Bonifay is asking for the support of local business owners to put out a purple ribbon or bow to show their support during the week prior to relay to show their support in the fight against cancer.



The week will last from Monday, April 15 and will end after the closing ceremony on Saturday, April 20.



HCSO Jail for Bail



BONIFAY — Holmes County Sheriff’s Office’s Relay For Life team will be hosting a Jail for Bail from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the corner of State Road 90 and State Road 79 at Old Cook’s Automotive.



For $15 you can put out a warrant for someone’s arrest and bond is set at $50.



All proceeds will go to Relay For Life of Bonifay.



For more information contact Adrienne Odum at 260-2469 or 373-8922, Tammy Bozeman at 333-0430 or the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office at 547-4421.



Relay For Life of Bonifay Bank Night



BONIFAY — Relay For Life of Bonifay will be celebrating their Bank Night at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at Northside Assembly of God in Bonifay. This is the night you can pick up your t-shirts, turn in your survivor forms and turn in all the money raised.



The public is invited if they are interested in learning more about Relay For Life of Bonifay.



Relay For Life of Bonifay Event Day



BONIFAY — The main event for the Relay For Life of Bonifay will be held from 6 p.m. on Friday, April 19 to 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 20 at Memorial Field in Bonifay.



There will be a Survivor’s Banquet to honor those who are fighting or have fought cancer, Survivor Victory Lap and Caregiver Lap in honor of survivors and caregivers, live entertainment, Ms. Relay Pageant, booths, venders, games and much more.



Visitors are welcomed to participate and participation is free.



Event Agenda:



Friday, April 19



7:00                        Dynamic Drummers



                        Survivor and Caregiver Reception-Survivor/Caregiver Tent



7:30                        Live Entertainment- Reid Soria                       



8:00                        Western Obstacle Course



                        Live Entertainment- BMS Trebel Makers



8:30                        Garden Glove Contest & Pick up Sticks



                               HCHS Choir           



9:00                        Luminaria Ceremony



9:30                        Live Entertainment- Miranda Glass



                                Suitcase Race (Western Attire)           



10:00                        Live Entertainment- Roger Whitaker



                                 Fruity Olympics



10:30                         Live Entertainment-One Heart



Road to Recovery Lap- Wagon Race (Play Bonanza Theme Song)



11:00                        Mrs. Relay Pageant



11:30                        Live Entertainment-Trish Brannon



                                 Scavenger Hunt



Saturday, April 20



12:00                        Live Entertainment- Trish Brannon



                               Galaxy Ring Toss & Cosmic Bowling



12:30                        Live Entertainment-Bon/Yard



                               Pie Olympics



1:00                        Flush Out Cancer & Toilet Seat Decorating Contest



1:30                        Frozen T-shirt Contest



2:00                        Poker Lap



2:30                        Line Dancing, Cupid Shuffle, Etc…



3:00                        Clean Up Lap           



3:30                        Water Balloon Toss



4:00                        Egg Race



4:30                        Hula Hoop Lap



5:00                        3 Legged Race



5:30                        Clean Up Lap



6:00                        Closing Ceremonies



Relay For Life of Bonifay Looking for Cancer Survivors to be Honored



HOLMES COUNTY — The Holmes County Relay for Life is looking for survivors to honor at this year’s Relay for Life 2013 event. If you are a cancer survivor summit your name, address and shirt size to the following locations for Relay updates, reservation at the Survivors Banquet and free survivor t-shirt: In Bonifay: Holmes County Chamber of Commerce, Burger King and the Holmes County Times-Advertiser. Or you can mail it to the Holmes County Times-Advertiser C/O Cecilia Spears; 112 East Virginia Avenue; Bonifay, FL 32425.