The Duncan Banner
Forget beating the heat, Friday night was all about beating cancer at Redbud Park in Marlow.
With a party-like atmosphere, a crowd of around 200 people, was on hand for the Marlow/Rush Springs Relay For Life Event, which raises money for the American Cancer Society.
Despite temperatures reaching near 100 degrees at the start of the event, nothing could stop the crowd of cancer survivors, friends and family members from coming together to celebrate, remember and fight back on this special occasion.
Multiple booths were available, each with its own unique way of raising funds to be donated.
Among the various activities were face painting, a karaoke section, and a fake jail cell which was supervised by the Stephens County Sheriff’s Department. People could issue a warrant for anyone they wanted for a small fee of two dollars, but needed an extra five in order to bail them out of jail.
The biggest money maker of the night came from the live auction that was held, where Kenny Baker served as the auctioneer for the night.
Among the items auctioned off were tickets to the Oklahoma Redhawks baseball team in Oklahoma City, along with a 42” television, and other various items which brought in plenty of money.
A moment which brought some laughs from the crowd was when an activities pass was auctioned for the 2013-14 Marlow High School Athletic season, bringing in more than $400, almost double the amount generated for a pair of Dallas Cowboys football game tickets.
“I guess we don’t have many Cowboys fans here, but man you say Outlaws and these people will bid,” Baker said moments after the pass was sold.
Also featured during the event, was a performance from the state champion Marlow Bootleggers dance team.