Relay For Life Making a Move
This year's event will be at Westlake Rec Center
Changes are coming for the tenth annual Westlake Relay for Life.
This year's event will be from 4 p.m. July 13 to 10 a.m. July 14.
The construction going on at the high school helped spur the change, said event chair Rick Grane.
Making the move also allowed organizers to shake the event up a bit, Grane said.
While there's no traditional track, the city will create one using cones.
Organizers also saved a bit of money, Grane said, because with the pavilion at the Rec Center, they didn't need to rent stage equipment.
"It's going to be more a relaxed, loose, family event," Grane said. "It'll be more like a campout."
The event kicks off with the opening ceremony at 4 p.m. The luminaria ceremony will be at dusk.
A reception and dinner for cancer survivors participating in the relay is also being planned. Instead of having one place provide the food, Grane said, several restaurants around town are sharing in it.
For the rest of the participants, there will be movies shown. There will also be food available, including cupcakes from Mobile Cupcakery.
"My (Westlake auxiliary police) partner Marian loves cupcakes, so I made sure she'll have cupcakes," Grane said.
Volunteers include local Boy Scouts and members of the Westlake High Key Club.
For more information on signing up, you can go online to register at www.relayforlife.org/Westlake. People interested in registering or volunteering can contact Grane at 440-829-0974 or by email at RickGrane@aol.com.
You can also help Relay for Life by going out to dinner. Each Monday in June, Rusty Barrel is donating 10 percent of its food sales to Relay for Life.