Limestone and Franklin Relay for Life Changing Locations Due to Possible Weather

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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – To accommodate for the possibility of inclement weather,  the Relay For Life for both Limestone County and Franklin County will be moving indoors.

The Limestone event, which is planned for tomorrow, Friday May 3, was originally going to be at the Athens SportPlex.  Now, it will be moved inside to the Limestone County Event Center at 114 W Pryor Street in Athens.

Limestone event organizers still encourage communities to form teams and camp out with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening and raise funds to end the disease.

The Franklin County Relay for Life, also planned for Friday, is being moved indoors due to the thread of inclement weather tomorrow night.  It will now be held in the Russellville Middle School gym.  The schedule, entertainment, and activities will remain the same.

Event organizers for the Franklin County Relay will set up the stage and sound equipment in a corner, so there will be plenty of room for participants to set up.  Participants are still allowed to bring tents, but they are not required due to the smaller space of the gym.  No one will be allowed in the gym until after 3:00 p.m., due to classes that will be held there.

The Relay for Life and the dollars raised from it support the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back against cancer

To donate or for more information about cancer, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit