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Carrollton Relay for Life activities continue as the annual event, set for June 28 and 29, approaches.

This year’s Run for Rosie Relay for Life Hope Quilt is 45” x 60”, has been machine pieced, and is in the process of being hand quilted.  The quilt (shown at right) follows the 2013 Run for Rosie 5K theme of “Wish on Everything,” which comes from a quote Roselyn Derby held dear during her battle with cancer.

“Wish on everything. Pink cars are good, especially old ones. And stars of course, first stars and shooting stars. Planes will do if they are the first light in the sky and look like stars. Wish in tunnels, holding your breath and lifting your feet off the ground. Birthday candles. Baby teeth.”

Francesca Lia Block
This is the 3rd year a Hope Quilt will be raffled off by the Run for Rosie Relay for Life team.  This year is a little bit different because the team learned other people wanted to help with the quilt.  In order to enable more people to be involved, the quilt has been placed on a frame and others are welcome to come and join in on the quilting.  No experience is necessary and the stitches need not be perfect; this quilt is being stitched with love.  Linda Moreland, Roselyn’s mother, had the honor of making the first stitch in the quilt.

Raffle tickets are available for $5 each. A winner will be chosen following the Run for Rosie 5K June 29.  All proceeds go to the Run for Rosie Relay for Life team at the Carrollton Relay for Life.

Several events are planned throughout the area.  They include:

The Relay for Life Benefit Tractor Pull is scheduled for June 2 at the Loudon Twp. Fire Department grounds in Kilgore.  Weigh-in for the dead weight pull begins at 11 a.m. and pulling begins at noon.  A lunch stand will be provided by Loudon Twp. Fire Dept.

Entry fee is $10 per class.  Top three places in each class will receive cash awards of $25, $15, and $10 respectively.  Weight classes include:  4,500, 5,500,6,500, 7,500 and 8,500 lbs.

“Lunch on the Square” will be served June 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gazebo on Public Square in Carrollton.

Team Fighting for Friends is hosting a Poker Run June 22.  Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Carrollton Ponderosa, 1117 Canton Rd., Carrollton.  First bikes go out at 10 a.m.  Cost is $10 for the rider or $15 with a passenger.  Bikes and cars are welcome.  For questions, call Doug at 330-205-7467 or via email at d_lumley66@hotmail.com.

For a $10 donation, you can “Cruze for a Cure.”  Tickets are available to win the grand prize of a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ.  The winner will be drawn July 27 at Spurgeon Chevrolet, 1119 Old Lincolnway Rd., Wooster.  The winner does not need to be present to win, however all taxes are the responsibility of the winner.  Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.  Tickets can be purchased from any Carrollton Relay for Life committee member.  For more information, call 1-888-227-6446, ext. 2213. 

Tickets are on sale for a chance to win a quilt made by a group of local women who call themselves “The Cut Ups.” Tickets are $1 each, 6/$5 or a arm’s length for $10.  The winning ticket will be drawn June 29 during Carrollton Relay for Life activities.  For tickets, call Melanie at 330-627-7177. 

It’s not to late to create or join a team.  For information on how to become a part of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, call Carol at 330-627-5591 or Deb at 330-627-0458.

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