Reminder: Cancer Relay for Life is tonight

The 17th annual Union County Relay for Life will be held Friday, May 16, at BNA Bank Park, starting at 5:30 p.m. The annual fund-raiser to fight cancer is considered to be one of the largest and most successful in the state.

The program will begin at 6 p.m. with performances by Victory Christian Academy, Kids for Christ from Fredonia Church and the Do-Right Family. The opening ceremony will be at 7.

Entertainment will resume at 7:30 with Dale Rushing and the Mississippi Blues Mafia, Clint and Brandi Reid and Southern Legends. The traditional luminaria service will be at 9:45 with fireworks at 10. Phase 2 will end the entertainment part of the program and closing ceremonies will be at midnight. Yvonne Thompson is honorary chairperson this year and Rick Lemons returns as co-chairman. Last year’s event raised more than $94,000.