LRCF Celebration Of Life Festival

The Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation of Bond County will hold its annual Celebration of Life Festival Saturday from 5 to about 10 p.m. at the American Farm Heritage Museum large building.

This year’s theme is “The 60s,” in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival.

Patti Brooks, from the foundation, said the group works to raise funds all year to help those battling cancer and Saturday’s event is a celebration of those efforts. There will be bounce houses, face painting, and games for the kids. There will be music, 1960’s trivia, hula hoop, and limbo contests, and more for everyone to enjoy. There will be plenty of food and beverages. Everything kicks off at 5 PM with a poignant ceremony to remember those who have passed and to honor those currently battling cancer. That ceremony begins at 5:45 PM.

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Another foundation volunteer, Gina Goldsmith, says the festival is open to everyone. She emphasized that all funds raised by the LRCF remain in Bond County to help local residents battling cancer with expenses not covered by insurance.

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Those attending are invited to wear their 1960s attire as there will be best dressed contests for hippies and flower children.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. The night ends with the announcement of how much has been raised this past year for the foundation.

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