Relay For Life of Holmes County this weekend

American Cancer Society Relay For Life
American Cancer Society
Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 01:43 PM.

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.”

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