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Wednesday, May 07, 2014 8:23 PM


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DELPHOS — Friday will mark the 11th annual Mini Relay for Life held by St. John’s, Landeck and Franklin Elementary schools where cancer survivors, students, teachers, parents, grandparents and friends will share a day celebrating life, remembering those who have passed and participating in presentations promoting healthy living and choices.

Kindergarten through eighth-grade students from the schools will be dismissed from classes at 8:45 a.m. for the opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. — which will take place on a stage set up on Pierce Street between Fifth and Fourth streets — honoring cancer survivors and kicking off the day of unity. Following the opening ceremony, everyone will walk the first lap before beginning the day’s schedule of activities.


The walk will take place on Pierce Street between St. John’s and Franklin Elementary schools. Pierce Street will be closed from First to Fifth from 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m.


The schools will host a variety of professionals from the Delphos area speaking on health-related topics, including oral cancer and prevention, fitness, drug awareness, hearing, paramedics, end of life, drug and health awareness, nutrition, tobacco and massage therapy.

In addition, both elementary playgrounds will host game booths, inflatable jumping pits, fitness games and art-oriented activities.

Closing ceremonies will be held at St. John’s in the Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium at 1:45 p.m.

All money proceeds raised that day will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Last Updated on Thursday, May 08, 2014 2:57 PM

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