AYER -- You are invited to come and see what Relay For Life is all about as the Ayer Relay will take place tonight and tomorrow, June 21 and 22, at Ayer Shirley Regional High School.

Have fun and enjoy the festivities, all while making a difference in the fight against cancer. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend between the hours of 6-11 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. to noon Saturday.

A Day of Drawing tent (Chinese auction) will be available with a wide variety of prizes. There will be more than 50 items to choose from, something for everyone. The drawing will be at noon on Saturday and you do not need to be present to win. Ticket sales end at 10 a.m.

Also, a Relay store will have a large inventory of relay gear for purchase -- shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, tote bags and many, many other items, all very reasonably priced.

There will be games and activities during the entire Relay immediately following the Survivor Lap, which will occur at approximately 6 p.m. If you have a friend, family member or acquaintance that has suffered from cancer or given care to a survivor, this is an event that will touch your heart.

Vesta Mobile Wood-Fired Pizza, of Shirley, and The Slush Lady, of Pepperell, will be available from 5-9 p.m. Friday night.

Laps and Activities

Friday -- June 21, 2013

6:20 p.m. Survivor Lap/ Caregiver Lap

6:45 p.m. Bead a Lap begins

6:45 p.


m. Team Lap (entire team walks with team banner or sign)

6:30-9 p.m. Kids Karnival opens (for children 10 & under)

7 p.m. Happy Birthday ACA Lap (bring out your party hats and noisemakers)

7:15 p.m. Pie Eating Contest (sign ups at registration hut - 10 participants only)

7:30 p.m. Bubbles Lap (blow bubbles around the track); Kick-ball tournament on baseball field near gymnasium

8 p.m. Bells will be ringing lap (whether on your shoes or in your hands, ring those bells!)

8:30 p.m. Boston Strong Lap (wear yellow and blue to show you are Boston Strong); Water Balloon Toss at center field

9 p.m. Luminary Ceremony

9:30 p.m. Celebrate HOPE lap -- Power of Purple (wear your purple)

10 p.m. Mocktail party -- Adults only -- mock cocktails and adult comedy performed by Steve Donovan of WXLO / $5 entrance fee.

10:30 p.m. Celebrate the 60s Lap (break out the tie-dye 11 p.m.; Prom Lap (dress to impress!!)

11:30 p.m. Pajama Party Lap -- come join us for our PJ lap in your bedtime best!

Saturday - June 22, 2013

Midnight Team Spirit Lap (wear your favorite team colors around the lap)

1 a.m. Celebrate the 80's Lap (neon, scrunch socks and the bigger the hair the better.)

1:30 a.m. Backwards Lap (must walk backwards)

2 a.m. Scavenger Hunt

2:30 a.m. Crazy Hat Lap (the crazier the better)

3:30 a.m. Toga Lap (the "Roam"ans are walking)

5 a.m. Down on the Farm Lap (break out the cowboy hats and boots)

6 a.m. Celebrate the morning with Java Lap! (Get your coffee and get re-energized/)

7 a.m. Back to School Lap (dress like a NERD)


8 a.m. Marga-Relay-Ville Lap (wear your best Hawaiian gear while Jimmy Buffet serenades.)

8-10 a.m. Kids Karnival REOPENS (ages 10 & under); Obstacle Course; Face-painting by Bonnie Marchesani.

8:30 a.m. Halloween Lap (Visit each site to Trick or Treat.); Yoga with Barbara Rich.

9 a.m., Patriotic Lap (show how much you love the USA!!!)

10 a.m. Black Dragons Karate

10:30 a.m. "Earth Day" Lap (must bring "green" grocery bag and pick up trash around lap; most trash in bag wins!!!)

11 a.m. Closing Ceremony.

Noon Day of Drawing immediately following closing ceremony

Please note: The laps between the hours of 11 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday are not open to the general public. You must be a registered walker to participate in those laps. It is never too late to join a team!

If you have any questions, please contact Darlene at 978-235-5324.