Fun for all at Relay for Life carnival next weekend

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 17, 2002

Games, food and lots of fun are promised when the carnival comes to town next weekend. West PointStevens Pillow Plant is hosting the event slated for Saturday, April 20 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in Confederate Park to raise money for the American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life. Organizer Kim Seaborn promises "something for everyone."

"This is a family-oriented event with lots of things going on. We have games planned

a dart throw, cake walk, balloons and bean bag toss

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and there will be face painting and nail painting for the little ones. We also will have two moonwalks set up for the kids," Seaborn says.

There will be plenty of tasty treats for hungry carnival visitors, also. "We will have grilled shrimp, Boston butt, hot dogs, nachos and soft drinks," Seaborn notes.

A craft booth also is planned and a couple of contests are on tap that will allow local folks to release their frustrations while having some good, clean fun. "Our supervisors at the plant are in a contest… whoever raises the most money in their jar at work will get a pie in the face at the carnival. Now that's the event we [at West Point] are all looking forward to," Seaborn laughs. There will also be a "wet-sponge-throw" contest.

Entertainment will be provided at the carnival by the Mills Chapel Church of God Youth Choir and the Unity Choir.

All proceeds will go toward the 2002 Relay for Life fund to aid the fight against cancer. "This is for a really good cause and it's going to be a fun event. We hope lots of folks will come on out and help support us," says Seaborn.