Marshall County Relay for Life Set for June 17

The Marshall County Relay for Life is Saturday, June 17 from noon to midnight at River Park Square in Plymouth.

Organizer Joan Hunt says a new event will kick off the relay on Saturday morning.

“This year we’re going to have a survivor brunch and that will be the day of the relay at 10 a.m. at Christos Banquet Center,” said Hunt. “We want to really remember that the relay is about remembering people that have passed, celebrating those who are survivors and that we’re getting educated to do our best to help fight the battle against cancer because we really need to take care of this disease.”

Officers from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and the Plymouth City Police Department along with firefighters from the Plymouth Fire Department will raise the flag during the opening ceremonies at noon.

The survivor lap is at 12:40 p.m. and the caregivers will join around 12:45 p.m. A silent auction will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday and go throughout the day. A tent will be available for survivors to rest, have a snack and talk with other survivors. The luminary ceremony will also occur at about 9:30 p.m.

If you would like to donate toward the cause to fight cancer, stop by the Relay for Life event on Saturday and drop off your tax deducible donation.

The event is open to the public. For more information, call (574) 257-9789.