Walla Walla Relay For Life slates several activities in May


Walla Walla city Mayor Jerry Cummins will proclaim May 30-31 as Relay For Life in Walla Walla Days, according to a release. Kimberly Keller and the Relay For Life committee will receive the proclamation May 28 during the 7 p.m. City Council meeting at City Hall, 15 N. Third Ave.

It’s a busy month for activities related to cancer awareness and fundraisers.

From now through May 30, Walla Walla Dental Care is hosting Luminaria Decorating at the office, 2014 S. Howard St. The patients and community members may visit during regular office hours to decorate the paper sacks that are filled with an inch or so of sand to support a lighted candle and used at the relay site in memory of someone they know who has suffered from cancer. The dental crew also prepares a big breakfast each year for teams walking during the event. Donations for the cause may be left after folks decorate their luminaria, and the office will match those donations up to $1,000. The team will transport the luminaria to the event and maintain the lights throughout the weekend.

The Relay Committee’s third annual Inspirational Wish Lantern Launch will be take off starting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Three Rivers Winery, 5641 Old Highway 12. There will be wine tasting, desserts, an inspirational speaker, and a performance by Blue Mountain Spanish Sound followed by the release of “Wish Lanterns” at dusk. Tickets are $30 each. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. For more details or to purchase tickets, contact 509-240-4514 or wwrelay@gmail.com.

Relay for Life’s Team Ocañaz is hosting Tejano Night on May 17 at Waterbrook Winery, 10518 Highway 12. In a show of support for the fight against cancer, there will be live music by Grupo Mizmo and a guest DJ. Wine, beer, sangria and a taco truck-inspired food menu will be available for purchase. Be sure to bring ID. All proceeds from the $10 donation at the door per person will go to the American Cancer Society. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Music will begin at 7 p.m.


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