The 16th annual Scott County Relay For Life is being moved from Oneida City Park to the Boys & Girls Club due to anticipated bad weather. The start time is 6 p.m. on Friday, May 10.
The 16th annual Scott County Relay For Life is being moved from Oneida City Park to the Boys & Girls Club due to anticipated bad weather. The start time is 6 p.m. on Friday, May 10.

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Scott County's 16th Relay For Life will be its first one indoors, as the forecast for inclement weather has forced a change of venue for Friday evening's American Cancer Society event.

The move from Oneida City Park to the Boys & Girls Club of Scott County came after the National Weather Service forecasted a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms for the Oneida area Friday evening.

The event will still begin at 6 p.m. and continue until midnight.

According to organizer Kayla Shelby, all events will be held as planned. Relay teams that had an assigned campsite at Oneida City Park will have a designated space inside the Boys & Girls Club with a table and chairs. Tents will not be needed.

Cancer survivor registration will begin at 5:30 p.m., as planned, with a survivors walk as part of the 6 p.m. opening ceremonies.

Luminaria bags and torches will still be set up. However, because the ceremony is being held in doors, the format will be changed and candles will not be used to light them.

A live auction is still scheduled for 8 p.m.

"Cancer doesn't stop and neither will we," Shelby said in an email. "Please encourage all your friends and family to come out and join us as we celebrate our cancer survivors. Remember those that we have lost and fight back against this disease. It is going to be a great night."