The Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation is holding its annual Celebration of Life Festival on Saturday, September 28th at the American Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville. This event is open to the public as The LRCF celebrates cancer survivors and honors those who have lost their battle. In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, this year’s theme is The 1960s. The LRCF has also been selling raffle tickets all summer for a 1966 Ford Galaxie, donated in memory of Connie Borror and Jason Sugg. The car will be given away that night.
In keeping with the theme, you are encouraged to come dressed in your 1960s attire. There will be Best Dressed contests for hippies and flower children. Other activities include hula hoop and limbo contests, 1960s trivia and music, and a photo booth that will bring back memories of that special decade. The popular bake walk also returns.
Bounce houses and games will be available to kids for a nominal fee.
Triple T Grill and Chill Food Truck will provide food and the Prairie Farms ice cream wagon will also be there.
All activities are inside the American Farm Heritage Museum’s big building. Doors open at 4:30pm and the opening ceremony will start at 5pm. Special music by Mulberry Grove Elementary students. The featured speaker is Brenda Lohman, cancer survivor and LRCF recipient. The night concludes with a luminary ceremony honoring those who have fought the cancer battle. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a fun evening with many poignant moments.
The Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps cancer patients in Bond County with a variety of medical expenses that insurance doesn’t cover.
For more information, contact Patti Brooks at 618.960.4789 or Gina Goldsmith at 618.410.6014.