Updated totals for the 2019 Relay for Life Otoe County have been provided to the News-Press.
This year, the event had 410 luminarias with glow sticks in them. More than 500 cans of food were donated to help weight the luminarias while they were on display. The cans were donated to the Nebraska City and Syracuse food pantries after the relay concluded.
Donations are still being accepted until Aug 31. Current fund-raising total for the event is $41,138.50.
Call Patty Madsen at 402-209-4230 or Lori Carper at 402-297-7371 to arrange donation pickup.
If you are a cancer survivor who did not receive an invitation to this year’s relay, call Madsen to be placed on the 2020 mailing list.
The 2020 Relay for Life Otoe County is set for June 6 at Hidden Falls RV Camp and Cabins.
The theme will be “24 Carat Gold” since it will be the 24th year for the Otoe County event and also a summer Olympics year.