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Annual Relay for Life Saturday at the high school

Relay for Life is an overnight event, symbolizing that cancer never sleeps, while also celebrating cancer survivorship and our achievements over cancer.

The committee for the 2011 event is grateful to all of our participants and sponsors. We could not have put this event together without you and we are appreciative of your generosity and your determination to help us find a cure for cancer.

Relay will be held Saturday and Sunday at the sports complex at Pagosa Springs High School. Everyone is invited to attend and there will be something for all.

This is the schedule of events:

1-4 p.m. — Carnival/dunk tank/bounce house with food vendor, Smokin’ Blue.

3 p.m. — Barbecue and entertainment. Pagosa Musketeers fencing (in front of stands).

3- 8 p.m. — Silent auction (under the big tent).

4 p.m. — Introduction of flying team by JoAnn Laird.

4:10 p.m. — Flyover by the San Juan Squadrons Formation Flying Team.

4:15 p.m. — Opening ceremony with invocation by Pastor Don Ford. Speaker Sam Conti.

5 p.m. — Survivor and caregiver Laps followed by start of team laps. Walkers representing each team will be on the track throughout the night.

5:15 p.m. — Survivor reception.

5:30 p.m. — High Country Squares, followed by Pagosa Line Dancers.

6:30 p.m. — RIP roller derby girls exhibition in the parking lot.

7 p.m. — People BINGO.

7-9 p.m. — Entertainment by Jack Ellis from High Altitude Blues.

8 p.m. — Poker lap.

9 p.m. — Luminaria ceremony.

10 p.m. — Limbo lap.

11 p.m. — Karaoke and dance fun.

All evening and night — Music by The DJ Dude Mike Hayward.

Midnight — Reverse lap and ’80s music.

1-6 a.m. — Various activities and special laps, including musical chairs, scavenger hunt, hula hoop, tic-tac-toe and scrabble.

6 a.m. — Breakfast for Relay participants sponsored by the Rotary Club.

7 a.m. — Non-denominational church service led by Pastor Don Ford.

7:30 a.m. — Closing ceremony/awards presentation.

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