The Relay For Life is ON in Lockport!

    WE DO IT IN THE RAIN!!!! The Relay will go on depite the weather! Some events may be curtailed but the worst of the weather will pass by mid-day, leaving us 16 hours to get across the message that we are here to FIGHT CANCER and we won’t give up when the going gets tough (or wet)! The registration tent opens at noon and we encourage everyoen to grab a poncho, umbrella or Hefty Bag  and to come out to the Relay at Emmet Belknap School Track. Registration, Survivors, the giant basket auction, a food spot and others are all under main tents. Many teams have already set up their tents/canopies.

Don’t let the rain stop you!!

As a safety measure, In the unlikely event of lightning activity, the field will be cleared to the school cafeteria until it is okay to go back. Your safety is a major concern!

We hope you will come out to support us and join in the fight against cancer. The full schedule is in the previous post; we may be flexible with some schedule activities early on, but the Opening Ceremonies will be at 6 and the Luminaria ceremony at 10.



Relay For Life- Coming to LCTV

The folks at LCTV have edited their footage of the Lockport Relay For Life and will show two and a half hours of the ceremonies and fun! Catch the Survivor’s Lap and opening ceremonies. Watch for the Geico Gecko (a real cutie) and your friends and neighbors. The show will air this Saturday  (Aug. 9) at 2 a.m., 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and again on Sunday (Aug. 10) at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. If you were a part of this great event, you’ll have a chance to relive all the fun we had before the storm came!. If you weren’t at the relay and don’t know just what it’s all about, this is your chance to see it! Watch channel 20 on your local cable station.

For those of you without cable, or those who want their own copy as a memento, LCTV will be selling a two-disc set after the airing. I’ll let you know the price and details as they become available. The Relay For Life family sends a huge THANK YOU to Judy, Jason, Phil, Joanna, Jon and the crew for setting up live coverage of our Relay for Life for the second year. Thanks to Rich for getting it on air and making copies available.

Come join the Relay for Life party!

Coming to the Relay For Life on Saturday? Registration opens at 11 a.m., teams wil be settled in their sites and the entertainment and activities begin at 2 p.m. Everone is invited, admission is free, so grab a lawn chair and join us!

Schedule of Events:


*        2:00pm                  Welcome

*        2:05 – 3:00             Red House Guitar Kids

*        3:00 – 3:25            Newfane Choral Group

*        3:30 – 4:00            Danielle Krzemien and friends

*        4:00 – 4:45            Ridgewood Bible Church MIMES

*        5:00 – 5:45            Gravity Pirate Jugglers (Trackside)

*        6:00pm-7:00pm   OPENING CEREMONY (STAGE)

·          Pledge of Allegiance

·          National Anthem – Brian and Kathy Dick and boys; Evan, Spencer, and Austin

·          Speakers: Marianne Currie-Hall, Mayor Tucker, Ryan Wertman, Connie Cox- Survivor mom, Jane Dent

·          Kamilah Robison – Poem

·          Pastor Foster – Opening Prayer

·          DeWitt Clinton Elementary Chorus

·          “Our Rainbow of Hope” Balloon Ceremony

Survivor Lap

Caregiver Lap

Parade of Teams  “Lockport Community Band”

*        7:00 – 9:45            CRS Band

*        10:00 – 10:45LUMINARIA CEREMONY

Moment of Silence

Bagpiper – John Smith (Trackside)

First Baptist Church of Lockport Choir

Poem Candle lighting ceremony

Bagpiper – John Smith  (one lap with candles lit)

*        12:00am – 12:45amFIGHT BACK CEREMONY

*        1:00                        KAROKE

*        Throughout the night – themed laps; backwards lap; holding hands lap; sidestep lap; smile lap; skip lap; kiddie hop lap;

*        6:00am-6:30amCLOSING CEREMONY

Food availability:

4 p.m. Barker Lions BBQ- ½ chicken, potato salad, applesauce, roll& butter, brownie, $7.

At the sports shack- nachos and cheese, lots of candy, plus Molinaro’s pizza, walk-away tacos, pop, water


At Quality tent- hot dogs, hamburgers (alone or meal deals), strawberry shortcake, pop, Cotton candy, popcorn, fried dough and sno-cones! 


Kid’s area:

face painting, balloons, crafts, bounce house, petting zoo all free. Carnival games for prizes- tickets are $5 for 16. Pony rides for nominal fee. 

More games and fun!

See you there!


A Lovely Garden on a Rainy Day

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This was just the beginning of the Secret Garden in the middle of the Olcott Fire Hall last weekend. It was lovingly created by volunteers from Stedman’s Nursery as the centerpiece of a Victorian Garden Tea attended by 150 ladies (and a few gents). The tea was presented by The Community Tea Ladies to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. Even though the garden was not complete when this photo was taken, it was absolutely breathtaking!

Relay For Life is 53 days away!

It will be like looking through purple-colored glasses on May 1st as local businesses “Paint the City Purple” to showcase our upcoming Relay for Life.  Support those businesses that support our fight in the battle against cancer! Our Relay at Lockport has its own web link for you to check into at, but here is a sampling of what you will find. I will be happy to answer all your questions about our June 21-22 event at Emmet Belknap Middle School Track.

For 2008 we are dedicating our efforts to “The year of the Child.” How better to celebrate our children then our theme this year? The Relay For Life of Lockport has chosen to delight you with a “Carnival.” A carnival you say? Yes, a carnival; and not just any carnival…where else can you experience all of the wonders and excitement “under the big tent” while also being a part of something as extraordinary as a Relay For Life? 

What to expect… 

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As it is still early in the planning process, it is hard to convey an all-inclusive list of events. Not to mention we don’t want to spoil all of the fun! However, listed below are plans in the works for this year’s Relay with plenty more to come… 

  • Carnival games! – pie throwing, watermelon eating, bubblegum blowing, mind-boggling fun!
  • Food! – The Popcorn Man, fried dough, cotton candy, Sno cones…
  • Entertainment! – Singing, dancing, live band, DJ, performances…
  • Interactive Friends! – Mimes, Jugglers, Clowns, Uni-cyclist, Stilt-walkers…
  • Themed Laps! – Hoola-hoops, Rock-N-Roll, Musical Chairs, PJ lap… 

Need somewhere to dunk your friend on a hot summer day? Ever wonder what it would be like to dunk a local celebrity in a tank of ice cold water? This might be your chance to find out.

Sports competitions & tournaments, face painting, team contests, scavenger hunts! In addition to a memory basket auction, chicken BBQ, team fundraisers, inspirational, touching & interactive ceremonies!

Much, Much, Much more to come…you’ll have to be there to see!

All of this while joining together as a community to raise money to eradicate cancer from this world for good. Now, it’s time to take action. Join our planning committee, start a team, join a team, make a donation, donate your time! Nothing is too small and everyone doing their part is what makes these events so successful. Without the hard-work and dedication of individuals like yourself, none of what you see above can happen.

This is YOUR chance, to make a difference. Please, contact us today!