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Check Out The Relay For Life Schedule Before The Event Begins

June 7, 2013 by John Rook

It's a soggy day outside, but Relay For Life is still on tap for today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday). Sometime this afternoon, whether there is rain or not, the fields behind Cheshire High School will begin the transformation into a tent town, as teams prepare for their 24-hour stint.
Before you make your way over, however, make sure to check out the schedule of events for Relay:

Friday, June 7
*11 a.m. — Gate opens for entrance to Elmwood Drive
*1:30 to 5 p.m. — Team captain check-in at registration tent. All teams are required to check in. Young adult teams must be accompanied by a chaperone.
*1 to 8:30 p.m. — Luminaria and torch sales are open.
*2 p.m. — Finance opens for collection of fundraising.
*2 p.m. — Elmwood Drive gate is closed. All cars must exit trackside areas. There is absolutely no parking on the track.
*4 to 6 p.m. — Kids Care meets at the Relay Cafe´ tent.
*4 to 10 p.m. — The food court is open.
*4 p.m. — Silent auction and prize drawings open.
*4:30 to 5:30 p.m. — Miss Relay is held.
*5 p.m. — Survivor Tent opens.
*5:30 p.m. — Kids Care takes to the track.
*6 p.m. — Opening Ceremony held on Main Stage.
*6:30 to 7:15 p.m. — Bachelor Auction on Main Stage.
*7 to 8:45 p.m. — Survivor Reception begins at Survivor Tent.
*7:15 to 8:15 p.m. — Performance by 42nd Street Band on Main Stage.
*8:15 p.m. — Silent auction and prize drawings closed for the evening.
*8:30 p.m. — Finance closes collection of fundraising until the morning.
*8:45 p.m. — Luminaria ceremony.
*10 p.m. — Cheshire Idol on Main Stage.
*11:15 p.m. — Volleyball teams report to gymnasium. Participants must wear their event wristbands to return to Relay.

Saturday, June 8
*12 a.m. — Farley-Toce Memorial Volleyball Tournament inside Cheshire High School.
*12:30 to 7 a.m. — Quiet hours.
*2 to 4 a.m. — Outdoor movie.
*6:30 to 9:30 a.m. — Breakfast sandwiches at concession stand.
*7 a.m. — Wake-up call.
*7:30 a.m. — Silent auction and prize drawings open.
*8 a.m. — Finance reopens to collect fundraising.
*8 a.m. — Survivor Breakfast Reception at Survivor Tent.
*9 a.m. — Luminaria bag pickup begins.
*10 a.m. — Silent auction and prize drawings closed.
*11 a.m. — Silent auction and prize drawings winners announced at Main Stage.
*12 p.m. — Closing Ceremony held and team fundraising achievements announced.
*12:15 p.m. — Elmwood Drive gate re-opens for breakdown and cleanup of sites.

Note: Cheshire Relay will happen rain or shine. However, in the case of severe weather or a lightning storm, all participants will be asked to move inside Cheshire High School. In that eventuality, an announcement would be made instructed people as to where to go. No one is allowed into CHS unless instructed.

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