Gallery: Relay for Life

Bags are lit in memory or honor of a friend or loved one who has been affected by cancer during the Luminaria portion of the Relay for Life event at St. Helens High School. Photo courtesy of Annie Davis.
Bags are lit in memory or honor of a friend or loved one who has been affected by cancer during the Luminaria portion of the Relay for Life event at St. Helens High School.
Photo courtesy of Annie Davis.

ST. HELENS — Hundreds of people from Columbia County are showing their support of those affected by cancer during the annual Relay for Life event at St. Helens High School.

This year’s event began at 10 a.m. Saturday and will continue through 10 a.m. this morning.

Relay for Life is an annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. According to the organization’s Web site, so far this year 389 participants from 27 teams in our community have raised $75,462 for cancer research and outreach and educational programs.


Benefit car show, pin-up girl contest at SHHS

 

ST. HELENS — A benefit car show and pin-up girl contest will be on Sat, May 18, at St. Helens High School, 2375 Gable Road.

The event, hosted by St. Helens High School student Madi Karol-Chik as part of her senior project, will feature vintage car displays, live music, vendors, and contests with prizes. The St. Helens car club Pan Draggers Customs also will have members’ cars on display.

The car show is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the front parking lot. The entry fee is $5 a car (same rate applies to vendors). Proceeds benefit a trip to the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Ore., for the high school’s marine biology students.

The pin-up girl contest will be held concurrently with the car show. Contestants will be judged on hairstyle, outfit, stage presence, overall presentation and crowd appeal. There is no fee to enter.

Details: 503-369-1708; madi_raerae@yahoo.com.


Final performances of “Charlotte’s Web” today at SHHS

ST. HELENS — The final two performances of the St. Helens High School theater department’s production of “Charlotte’s Web” will be today in the school’s Olmscheid Auditorium at 2375 Gable Road.

The first performance will be a matinee at 2 p.m. The second will be tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for general admission.

For more information, contact Ron Barnett at 503-366-7428 or ronb@sthelens.k12.or.us.