The 2009 Polk County Relay For Life Planning/Steering Committee met Thursday night at Frankie’s Italian Restaurant in Rockmart for a planning session.
Organizers set a tentative date of May 1 for the Polk County Relay for Life, an annual event that raises money for cancer research.
A concern was that the planned date might conflict with the Special Olympics activities, which are scheduled to end April 30 but have a rain date of May 1.
Organizers said even with a rain delay, the sports activities would conclude before Relay events began that Friday afternoon. However, a rain delay could push the Special Olympics into the time that volunteers would normally be setting up tents and making other preparations ready.
An alternative date of May 8 was discussed -- however, that would mean holding the Relay on the weekend preceding Mother's Day (Sunday, May 10).
Organizers said a final date will be decided and announced soon.
Meanwhile, other planning dates were set. The first team meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 at Victory Baptist Church on U.S. Highway 278 between Rockmart and Cedartown.
This year's theme is “Lights - Camera - CURE!” Teams will be encouraged to choose a movie and decorate according to the theme.
Call co-chair Nancy Wright, 770-684-0418, for more information.
Those interested in the Relay and the American Cancer Society's programs and services are also reminded of the toll-free number: 1-800-ACS2345.