MOUNT CARMEL - Organizers are "energized" for a new year of Relay for Life in the Mount Carmel area. The annual event begins at 1 p.m. Saturday with a new venue - town park - and ends 24 hours later.

This year, a parade will kick off activities, leaving Mount Carmel Area High School at 12:30 p.m. and traveling on Third Street across town to the park.

A memorial for Scott Yeager, fire chief in Aristes for more than 25 years, who died June 10 at age 61, will be held, followed by the opening ceremony, survivor lap and survivor/caregiver dinner, sponsored by Vine Street Sandwich Shop and Family Medical Home Health Agency, both of Mount Carmel.

A luminary service will begin at 10 p.m. Luminaries can be purchased up until 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Sunday's events start with a community breakfast. Also, Girl Scouts will conduct the flag-raising ceremony and a Penny Walk is planned for children and adults, who are encouraged to bring their pennies for a special relay surprise.


12:30 p.m.: Community Relay for Life parade.

1 p.m.: Memorial for Scott Yeager; opening lap/ceremony; survivor registration begins; national anthem by Jared Maciejewski.

1:30 p.m.: Survivor lap (all teams).

1:45 p.m.: Survivor celebration and recognitions.

2 p.m.: Survivor celebration dinner (all teams).

3 p.m.: Fight back ceremony (Ashley Pyle).

4 p.m.: Motivation Station Dance Studio performance.

5 p.m.: Belly/hula dancing. Enjoy food at Our Lady's Picnic. Look for the special lap bead (it can be found where the voice is heard overhead).

5:30 p.m.: Ms. Relay competition begins.

6 p.m.: Brett Getty (guitar performance).

7 p.m.: Diane Gidaro performs.

7:45 p.m.: Ms. Relay crowned.

8 p.m.: We The Assembly performs.

9 p.m.: Ghost 101-Bubbies Boobies.

9 p.m.: DJ Joe Dowkus.

10 p.m.: Luminary service.

11 p.m.: Music by Victoria Sherman.

11 p.m. to 6 a.m.: Scavenger hunt; Bubbies Boobies.


Midnight: Movie, popcorn and pizza.

3 a.m.: Just dance with Johnny's Angels.

4 a.m.: Reverse lap every 15 minutes.

5 a.m.: Tacky Tourist; Little Friends.

6 a.m.: Hand in scavenger photos.

7 a.m.: Sunrise yoga.

7 to 11 a.m.: Community breakfast $4.50.

9 a.m.: Girl Scout flag raising.

10 a.m.: Penny walk registration begins.

10 a.m.: Motivation Station teaches some moves.

10:30 a.m.: Penny Walk; Kidz Kickin' Cancer's ... Butt.

Noon: Closing ceremony begins.

1 p.m.: Final lap (all teams).