Saturday, August 8, 2009
Relay for Life (Shelby County)
I actually took several pictures of this from the other side before I realized that the letters were backwards.
There is always something interesting at the Relay--From Balloons
to Fancy Spirit Sticks that light up
And friends that like to dress up!
Then of course there's all those people walking.
The climax for the evening is the Luminary Ceremony. This year they started the Ceremony with a song and the lighting of luminaries spelling out the word HOPE.
The luminaries were then rearranged to spell CURE.
This is a very solemn occasion and done with reverence as the individual luminaries get lit. This family added roses in remembrance of their loved ones.
It was a very moving event and a great way to spend a Saturday evening.