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2018 Emmet County Relay for Life Relay raises $83,000

Emmet County again shows support for annual event

June 8, 2018
Karrie Hammond - Staff Writer ( , Estherville News

The 2018 Emmet County Relay for Life raised $83,083.75, as announced late Friday afternoon. This included the amount of $3,375 from the auction.

The annual Relay for Life Event was held Friday June 1, 2018 at Library Qquare. This year, cancer survivors Wayne and Lela Kruse were honored along with Renee Diekmann, as the event's honorary co-chairs. The opening ceremonies was done by the local Girl Scout Troops with the flag raising and the National Anthem was sung by Megan Jewell. After which the survivors lap was done.

Other events throughout the night included the L'Ecole la Danse dancers, raffles, live auction, Many Voices Choir.

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Sponsored by Bank Plus, the annual balloon release was also done with a see of purple and pink floating in the air. A silent remembrance prayer followed the release.

The ceremony concluded at the end of the night with the lighting of the luminaries with help from the honorary co-chairs.



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