Relay For Life volunteers will “paint Poland purple” June 25 and June 26. Volunteers will work with businesses to hang up posters, tie purple ribbons around trees and utility poles and plant purple flowers in front of the Western Reserve Joint Fire District main station. Volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. June 25 at Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.
“Paint Poland Purple” will serve as a visual reminder that Relay For Life of Poland is quickly approaching. Relay For Life of Poland will be held at Poland Seminary High School, 3199 Dobbins Road from 6 p.m. July 8 to 6 p.m. July 9. The Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser of the American Cancer Society.
At the main event in July, Relay For Life of Poland will have two new talent-based contests to showcase the abilities of community members and build support for the American Cancer Society.
The Little Mr. and Miss Relay Contest begins at 12 p.m. July 9 at PSHS. The contest is open to boys and girls ages two to 10. Participants will be divided into two age groups: two to four years old and five to 10 years old.
All participants will be asked to say hello to a panel of judges. The older children will have to answer basic questions about themselves, turn in a coloring page and have a neat appearance. Everyone who enters will receive recognition, and top prizes include gift certificates.
The second contest is Relay’s Got Talent, which begins at 3 p.m. July 9 at the high school. All skills will be on display, from singing to juggling to telling jokes. Prizes will be awarded to the top three acts as decided by a panel of judges.
The deadline to register for both events is July 1. Registration and guidelines for both contests are available by going online to RelayForLife.org/Poland and clicking on “Event Documents” on the left side of the page.