Lake County Relay for Life raises more than $21K

Lake County’s annual Relay for Life to help raise money for the American Cancer Society was held in an abbreviated form in Madison this past Saturday.  

The event itself included a drive-through luminaria ceremony, with bags purchased either in honor of or in memory of those who have battled or are currently battling cancer.  Candles in the bags were lit and a short ceremony was broadcast on KJAM and another FM frequency throughout about an hour and a half Saturday night.  

All total for this year’s Relay for Life, 21-thousand-250 dollars was raised.  Some of this total included more than eight-thousand dollars raised by East River Electric Power Cooperative employees.  Also, 963-dollars was raised through an online silent auction, and close to 300 luminaria bags were sold for the event.