Relay for Life fundraiser begins tonight

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Tracy Wadle, her son Bryce, 2, and their friend Katlyn Chappell, 7, wash a car as part of a carwash held at Mexia’s Sonic a few weeks ago. Wadle is on the Relay for Life team Haley’s Comets, one of several around town raising money to fight cancer. Behind them, other team members try to elicit more customers. The activities – car washes, bake sales, fundraiser meals – lead to the actual Relay for Life event, scheduled for Oct. 26 at Fort Parker State Park on Hwy 14, south of Mexia. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor

Limestone County Relay for Life begins at 6 p.m. today, Saturday, Oct. 26, at Fort Parker State Park and runs through 6 a.m. the next morning.

Relay for Life is a celebration of the indomitable human spirit as loved ones who have succumbed to cancer are remembered, and those fighting cancer or in remission celebrate their victory.

Leading up to Relay, teams hold fundraisers like bake sales, car washes and spaghetti dinners. At Relay itself, each team sets up a campsite and often sell items to raise even more money for their total.

Relay lasts usually 12 hours, sometimes 24, and most of the time is spent playing zany games.

To read more, pick up a copy of Saturday's Mexia News – or subscribe to our e-edition.