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Relay for Life event to begin Friday evening

Residents can come and walk the track, purchase a luminaria and donate to the American Cancer Society Friday evening through Saturday morning at Westminster's 19th Relay for Life event.

The opening ceremony will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Carroll County Agricultural Center, 706 Agricultural Center Drive, and the event will go until 6 a.m. Saturday. There will be a survivors dinner, survivors lap and a luminaria ceremony after sunset, according to a news release.

Participants will circle a track that is surrounded with luminaries that hold the name of a loved one lost to cancer and those still fighting the disease. These can be purchased for $10 each.

Entertainment and games will be held throughout the evening, and funds raised will go toward the American Cancer Society.

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