One the young women from Tualatin HS organized a run/walk, taking place before the Relay. She had around 71 people take part and it was a rousing success! I am so impressed by the young people who become involved with Relay. Their parents should be so proud of them.
Here is my Survivor Celebration set up. I bought a bunch of dodads and put them out on the tables. Very decorative! It made me happy how much people liked the decorations. AND not just the kids: the adults all loved taking some of the dodads with them.
Hey mom and dad, I have yours ready and I'll send them along. I thought of you today. YOU are the reason I Relay. I love you and wished you were here. You were with me today, really.
They didn't have a flag, so we were instructed to view the flag on this young man's shoulder. Very inventive, and the young man speaking did an excellent job.
The first lap was very inspiring. All the teams cheered, and they followed our Survivors and let them know how much they cared. It was wonderful.
Our lunch was late, so our good friends at Paradise Bakery brought out a cookie CAKE (yes, that is a big ole chocolate chip cookie, frosted--AMAZING). So festive and good.
They also brought a cookie shaped like a purple ribbon, and some brownie bites. You should have seen every one's faces! No one minded eating desert first today. No one.
I loved the robot here. This young man informed me his father made it and he was very proud of that. Very nice young man here folks. The kind of folks that make me happy I Relay.
No, they aren't a Jazz band. LOL! (private joke for Hillsboro Relay folks)
Being at Tualatin HS field I had to go and sit in the visitor stands. Been there several times for football games. Brings back some nice memories.
Remember the empty field? Not so empty now! A good turn out.
I will always remember. When I first started doing Relay I was doing it for Terry Henshaw. She was my first trainer at Intel, one of the craziest ladies I've ever known, and I miss her. I also Relay for my Aunt Mikie, Terry (one of the guys I worked with at Intel), Sandy...I could go on and on.
One day I'd LOVE to be in a world where no one ever has to hear the words, 'You have cancer'.