O’Brien County, Iowa — Many things have been canceled around northwest Iowa due to the COVID-19 pandemic, But the O’Brien County Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held.
This year’s relay will have a different location and format than the traditional Relay, as Cindy Runger of the O’Brien County Chapter explains.
(as said:) “From 5 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. will be a take-and-go meal in the Sheldon City Park gazebo and it will include a beverage, sandwich, a piece of fruit, and a dessert.”
Runger says that the lumineria will be on display at the City Park Shelter House.
(as said:) “It’s for the raffle tickets. We will have the luminaries on display in the shelter house…the large, closed-in shelter house. We are encouraging the wearing of masks and social distancing. Those things will be observed in the shelter house. You may bring a lawn chair and sit outside, visit with your friends and relatives and enjoy your take-and-go meal. We have raffle tickets that include two propane gas exchanges, a family pool pass at the Sheldon Holiday Inn Express, RiseFest tickets, which will carry over to next year. We have four separate drawings for golf course packages, which is at Meadowbrook in Hartley, the Paullina Golf Course, the Primghar Golf Course, and the Sheldon Golf Course, and we have four separate drawings for restaurant gift certificates, one at Jay’s in Sanborn, the other ones are here in Sheldon at Langer’s, Old 60, and Pizza Ranch. And then we have also a $40 Hy-Vee meat certificate that you can pick out fresh meat from the meat case.”
Runger requests that survivors who come to the high school to line up for the parade, roll their windows down so they can hear the program.
(As said:) “At 6:30 p.m. we have a survivor parade of cars from the… leading from the high school parking lot east side of the parking lot. We’re asking cancer survivors to line up from six to 6:15. It will begin with police department, fire department, SCAT, and emergency management, starting the parade. We’ll have a welcome and an opening prayer. The parade will go over to Fieldcrest for the residents to see and then it will go over to the Christian Retirement Home also for the residents to see, then we’ll head down Washington Avenue over to Ninth Street and going down Ninth Street to Edward Jones and then taking the right going down Third Avenue to Sixth Street, which leads to the park.”
O’Brien County Relay for Life will begin Monday (August 3rd) at the Sheldon City Park and will conclude with a Survivor’s Parade beginning at 6:30 pm.