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Dickinson County Relay for Life event scheduled for June 24 postponed

Fri 6-19-2020 Arnolds Park, Ia

(Arnolds Park)-Dickinson County Relay for Life is on hold for now, KUOO's Becky Thoreson has details:

Dickinson County Relay for Life event scheduled for June 24 postponed 

The Dickinson County Relay for Life event scheduled for June 24 has been postponed.

Community Development Manager Dana Kauffman explains.  "Originally we were going to team up with Jensen's with the Movie in the Park, and we were going to move it to a Wednesday to do something before the movie, and then families could stay for the movie if they wanted to.  So, we're not taking that off the table yet, we're just kind of waiting to see how the rest of the summer goes.  A lot of my counties have moved to more like a parade style, so that is something that we're also considering so that people can be safe, socially distanced, and still bring the community together and honor the survivors.  We are very excited that Arnolds Park has volunteered to light up the promenade with the purple lights, and so we're hoping to work that somehow in for a Relay week, and we're also working with the committee and working to do maybe a sponsor a survivor event so that we can still honor our survivors, get them a purple tee shirt with their 2020 survivor pin, because a lot of the survivors do like to collect those."

She adds that Relay for Life welcomes donations and fundraising ideas.  "We are looking for any ideas with this new unprecedented territory for fund raising and so if people feel like, they can make their own donation, they can do facebook fundraiser, they can do a virtual 5K.  Truly, anything that they can do to help us."  

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