The 2016 Otoe County Relay for Life raised $64,547.96.
Eighteen teams participated in the relay, which lasted from 6 p.m. Saturday until midnight at the Nebraska City High School track.
In addition to the relay, the event featured live and silent auctions, painting classes and a “Relayers Got Talent” talent show.
As the event got underway, Otoe County Relay for Life Chairperson Tammy Shires recognized the teams involved for their fundraising efforts.
Cargill’s Mother’s Lil’ Angels Relay for Life team, led by Crystal L. Ervin, raised $10,553.90 and was recognized as a Jade Team. Jade Teams are those that raise $10,000 or more.
Kamp Kim, led by Katie J. Snyder, raised $9,873.50 and was recognized as a Platinum Team. Platinum Teams are those that raise $7,500 or more.
St. John’s UCC, led by Susanna Porter, raised $6,129 and was recognized as a Gold Team. Gold Teams are those that raise $5,000 or more.
Team E, led by Ethan Michael Graves, raised $3,696.89 and was recognized as a Silver Team. Silver Teams are those that raise $3,500 or more.
Bronze Teams that raised $2,500 or more were: 

Nebraska City FCCLA, led by Mary Johnson, raised $3,465. First Step Learning Centers, led by Dawn Richarson, raised $3,289.01. North Branch Rancheros Team Addie, led by Megan Wallman, raised $3,084.50. Rising Star Teams that raised $1,000 or more were:  CHI Health St. Mary’s, led by Cathy Moore, raised $2,212.15. Syracuse NHS, led by Jordan Shanks, raised $2,000. The Birthday Brigade, led by Patty Madsen, raised $1,650. The Burr Community Team, led by Nancy Thormahlen, raised $1,619. Ruthie’s Route 67, led by Carol A. Walters, raised $1,200.

Also participating were

Speedee Mart 2727, led by Alice Barton, raised $759.82; Syracuse United Methodist Church, led by Brenda Anderson, raised $728; Team Palmyra, led by Becky Hall, raised $445; Walmart, led by Cheryl A. Moyer, raised $418; Catholic Cancer Crusaders, led by Jenny C. Meyer, raised $407; and Nebraska Center for the Education of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired, led by Karen Kindred, raised $120.85.

Look for a photo gallery and video highlights from the relay on the Journal-Democrat's website and its Facebook page.