Vendor fair to be held at Olivet Baptist Church to benefit Relay for Life

The Olivet Baptist Church Relay for Life Team will host a vendor fair event on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event will be held at the Olivet Baptist Church Recreation Building, South 2nd Street, Bellwood.
There will be 25 different vendors representing their products with everything from Longaberger baskets to Gluten-free flour.
Other vendors include Tastefully Simple, Lia Sophia, Avon, Silpada, Mary Kay, Partylite, photography, Princess House, organic products, handmade items and much more.
There will be a $2 per person admission fee. All proceeds from this will benefit Relay for Life.
There will also be a bake sale and open kitchen to benefit the American Cancer Society and $2 will be donated to the Relay team for each Dingeldein Sponge Cake sold. Advanced orders can be placed by calling Nancy at 742-8471.
For more information on this event, contact Pam Ayers at 684-2869.
The Olivet Baptist Church team participates in the Northern Blair County Relay for Life which is set for June 22 and 23 this year at the Bellwood-Antis High School.
Relay For Life is the signature fundraising event of the American Cancer Society, and is now held in many other countries besides the United States.
It is an overnight event designed to spread awareness of cancer prevention, treatments and cures; celebrate survivorship; and raise money for research to find more cures for cancer.
The event was started with one man in May 1985 in Tacoma, Washington when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon, spent 24 hours circling the track at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. Individuals paid $25 to walk or run the track with him for half an hour. He raised $27,000 for cancer research.
The scale of Relay is now enormous. In 2003, over three million people took part in Relays in the United States alone. Over half a million cancer survivors walked the opening lap, a traditional part of all Relays, and over $250 million was raised, making it by far the biggest single fundraising activity in the world.