Thursday, January 17, 2013
Article published in the January 17, 2013 issue of The Mena Star
After being rained out in December, the Relay For Life Sky Lanterns event was held Tuesday evening outside Rich Mountain Community College. The sky lanterns serve as both a fundraiser for Relay For Life, but also a special opportunity to honor friends, family, and loved ones who have battled cancer.
On the evening, 51 sky lanterns were purchased and launched into the night sky, glowing as they rose and floated out of sight. The evening also served as the 2013 Relay Kick-Off event. The event raised over $1,200 for the Relay For Life Polk County organization.