The Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation (LRCF) will host its 3rd annual Celebration of Life Festival on Saturday, September 24 from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the American Farm Heritage Museum’s main building. The event is the culmination of several months of fundraising for the LRCF, which provides assistance to local cancer patients for items such as medical bills not covered by insurance, assistance with lodging and travel for treatment, and other necessary items.
The Celebration of Life Festival offers food, games, bounce houses, face painting, and live entertainment for all ages. “You’ve Got A Friend” is the theme of this year’s festival.
The opening ceremony, featuring performances by the Greenville Junior High chorus, begins at 5:00 p.m. Magician Chris Carpunky from St. Louis performs at 5:30 p.m. Swamp Weiss and Friends will perform from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Kids can meet Mickey Mouse and Hello Kitty from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Several teams will compete in the light-hearted “Minute to Win It” contest from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Local singer Taylor Steele takes the stage from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Those attending may also cast their ballot on nearly 20 decorated entries in the Bling Out Your Bra Contest, a new addition to the event
The evening concludes with a luminary ceremony at 9:00 p.m. Each luminary, which is $5.00, will feature the name of the individual who is being honored. Luminary forms are available in advance by contacting Jane Wilhite at (618) 267-5318. Luminaries will also be sold that evening. Cancer survivors will be honored throughout the night.
Bond County residents are invited to come and learn more about the Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation and to show their support for local people battling cancer. You can follow LRCF activities by searching for Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation on Facebook. Last year, over $53,000 was raised to assist local cancer patients.