Spectators filled Don Adamson Field for the Ninth Annual Relay of Life this weekend.
About 150 cancer survivors began the relay at 7 p.m. Friday. Then 53 teams, consisting between 10-18 people, took the field to walk around the track. Relay for Life' events went all night long and ended at 7 a.m. Saturday.
Kathy Buxton, co-chair for Relay for Life, said its goal was to raise $100,000 and about $129,400 was raised to easily surpass the goal. All the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.
The top three adult teams were Family Walkers, who donated about $6,400; Judy's Angels of Mercy, $5,600; and SMB, $5,500
The top three children teams were Serteens, who donated $2,000; Walmart Kids, $1,500; and For 2000, $1,200.
The top three individual participants were Joan Hradsky, $2,400; Darlene Farber, $1,600; and Cyndi Stenson, $1,600.
At 10 p.m. a lighting ceremony of about 7,500 luminaries were lit around the field. There were several events to keep the spectators happy. Children could get their faces painted and have an ice cream cone, water wars and a fire works show.
Three bands -- Upper South, Praise Lake Band and the Harmony Engineers -- played music throughout the night
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