Preparing luminaries

PREPARING RELAY FOR LIFE LUMINARIES for annual Wilkes County Relay for Life event Friday are, left to right, Nancy Blackburn, Arlene Gregory, Jennifer Royal and Lu Ann Love, all volunteers and members of the Wilkes Relay for Life Committee.

 The annual Wilkes County Relay for Life is Friday at the North Wilkesboro Rotary Club’s Worth Tomlinson Park near West Park, North Wilkesboro.

Relay for Life raises money for cancer research through the American Cancer Society.

Opening ceremonies are at 6 p.m. Friday, luminaries purchased in honor or in memory of others will be lit at dusk and the survivor’s/caretaker’s walk is after the ceremony.

Luminaries are $10 each and can be purchased until 8:30 p.m. Friday at Relay for Life. To buy one before then, email Karen Bumgarner at

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