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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Venetian festival highlights Lake Geneva's summer

By Donna Wright Lenz Wright

Record-breaking rains during last year's Lake Geneva Venetian Festival put an extreme damper on the annual celebration.

"That makes it awful important that we have a good year," said David Broaden, president of the Lake Geneva Jaycees, who have sponsored the event since 1946.

It is so important because it's the largest revenue generator for the multitude of good things the Lake Geneva Jaycees do all over Walworth County each year with beneficiaries including police and fire departments, scholarships, Cub Scouts, United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters, VIP Services, Special Olympics and many more.

So they've planned five days and nights filled to the brim of must-see events.

"We've made some pretty big refinements," Broaden said. "Our everything-handmade craft fair is going to be something really special. It's a juried event and of over 400 applications and chose only 120 of the best and most diverse crafters for the show.

"People will get to see a real mix of all kinds of eclectic arts."

The festival centers around Flat Iron Park in downtown Lake Geneva and draws over 30,000 people to take in the carnival, craft fair, water ski show, live musical, fireman's water fight, local cuisine and the festival's traditional lighted boat parade followed by a fireworks display high above Geneva Lake.

On a special note, firework fans should get an extra comfortable seat for the show because it's going to be double the show that is customary for Venetian Fest, according to Broaden.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Top 10 favorites of Walworth County

By Kelly Guzman/The Week

Walworth County is my home and has been for most of my life.

There are people, places and things I'd driven by every day and never gave them a second glance until I started working for The Week.

The more I found out about this county, the more exploring I did.

So in this, my final issue as editor of the Thursday edition of The Week, I've settled on the best of what Walworth County has to offer.

Of all the places, events and things to do that we've published over the years, I've discovered a few that make Walworth County unique.

Here is a farewell top 10 list of my favorite things about Walworth County:

1.The 159th Walworth County Fair (Aug. 27-Sept. 1) 411 E. Court St., Elkhorn (262) 723-3228 www.walworthcountyfair.com

The Walworth County Fair has been proclaimed by some as the best county fair in the state, and for good reason. There are the 4-Hers and their animals, the midway, displays, live music, concessions and so much more.

On the grandstand this year will be: Wednesday Aug. 27, the tractor and truck pulls 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Thursday Aug. 28, Little River Band at 7:30 p.m.; Friday Aug. 29, Little Big Town at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday Aug. 30, Billy Ray Cyrus at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday Aug. 31, Huey Lewis and the News at 7:30 p.m.; and on Monday Sept. 1, the demolition derby at 1:45, 4:30 and 7:00 p.m.

2. Alpine Valley Music Theater 2699 Highway D, East Troy

This concert venue, which opened in 1977, can hold nearly 36,000 concert fans. It is located in a natural valley and has a pavilion covered with a wooden roof.

Those who have graced the stage at Alpine Valley over the years include the Grateful Dead, Phish, Cold Play, Ozzie Osborne, Boston, Jimmy Buffett and Madonna.

Stevie Ray Vaughan played there on Aug. 26, 1990 and after the concert, his helicopter crashed into the ski hill and he was killed.

Still up for the summer is Dave Matthew Band Aug. 9-10 and Projekt Revolution Tour featuring Linkin Park, Chris Cornell, The Bravery and Ashes Divided on Aug. 16.

3. Yerkes Observatory 373 W. Geneva St., Williams Bay (262) 245-5555


Yerkes Observatory is open for free public tours every Saturday throughout the year. Regular Saturday tours are designed for families and other small groups. Programs begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon and last about 45 minutes.

During the tours, the tour guide provides a brief talk on the history of Yerkes, astronomical research and the universe. He will also take visitors into the 90-foot dome, one of the largest of its kind ever built. Here, visitors look at the famed 40-inch refractor, the world's biggest lens-type telescope, and its impressive 73-foot diameter elevator floor.

Yerkes Observatory is a facility of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the University of Chicago. It was established in 1897 on Geneva Lake in Williams Bay. Until the mid-1960s, Yerkes Observatory housed all of the department's activities. Today the 77-acre site provides laboratory space and access to telescopes for research and instruction. A substantial fraction of the university's library holdings in astronomy are housed at Yerkes.

On Aug. 9, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28 and 30, Yerkes will host evening sessions beginning at 10 p.m. The cost is $25 per person.

4. The Young Auditorium on the UW-Whitewater campus 930 W. Main St., Whitewater (262) 472-2222


This year marks the 16th season of the Young Auditorium. Residents can see big city productions, without the big city prices.

As always, this season has something for everyone. Music lovers can look forward to "Revolution: A Tribute to the Beatles" on Oct. 4, the Kingston Trio on Nov. 1 and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on Nov. 11, just to name a few.

Theater-goers can watch for "The Comedy of Errors" on Oct. 15, "Hairspray" on March 14 and "To Kill A Mockingbird" on April 28.

Those looking for something for the family can see "Charlotte's Web" on Nov. 9 or "Annie" on Feb. 11.

These are just a sample of the wonder productions that the Young Auditorium is offering this season. Get your tickets now.

5. The lakeshore path

There is a 21-mile public walking path that goes around Geneva Lake. By law it's accessible to the public, even though it runs across the backyards of lakeside mansions. The path was created by the early settlers who declared that the 20 feet of land directly up from the shoreline be deemed public domain.

You can hop on the trail at a variety of places, including in front of the Lake Geneva Public Library, Big Foot State Park, the Fontana Beach and Williams Bay Beach.

Wear comfortable shoes, bring water and be warned, bathrooms are few and far between.

If you want a purpose to walk the lakeshore path, consider taking part in the first annual Lake Geneva Hope Walk on Saturday, Sept. 27. Proceeds will go to the Deanna Favre's Hope Foundation. Register before Sept. 10 for $30. Meet at Lake Geneva's Library Park for registration from 7-9 p.m. For more information, log on to www.lakegenevahopewalk.com

6. The lakes

Geneva Lake is the second-deepest lake in Wisconsin at 135 feet deep; it's 5,262 acres, 21 miles around, 2.1 miles wide and 7.6 miles long.

Geneva Lake offers boat, canoe and kayak rentals, fishing, parasailing. Also scattered around Geneva Lake are three great beaches: Fontana Beach, Williams Bay Beach and Lake Geneva Beach.

If you're out on the water on the weekends, there's a lot of company out there, so please be careful.

Lake Delavan has been called one of the state's best overall fisheries at 1,774 acres and a maximum depth of 52 feet.

This lake can produce bass up to six pounds, walleye caught nearing 10 pounds and northern pike over 45 inches. Boat rentals and fishing guide services are also offered around the lake. This is more of a fisherman's lake than it is a swimmer's lake, but you'll still see folks out there on jetskis and recreational boats, so again, be careful.

7. The festivals

You may have missed Model A Day, the Fourth of July festivals and Chocolate Fest, but still coming up around the county are Venetian Fest in Lake Geneva (Aug. 13-17), Darien's Corn Fest (Sept. 5-7), Delavan's Scarecrow Fest (Sept. 13) and Lake Geneva's Octoberfest on Oct. 11-12. Each has unique offerings and worth a day of exploring.

Each community around the county puts out the welcome mat for residents and visitors alike. There's nothing like hometown pride.

8. Black Point

Visitors can step back to the 19th century with a visit to the Black Point estate on Geneva Lake.

This is one of the oldest mansions on Geneva, built in 1888 as a summer home for its owner, Conrad Seipp, and his large family. He came to America from Germany in the mid 1800s, eventually establishing himself in the brewing business in the south side of Chicago. He became esuccessful, particularly after the Chicago fire of 1871, because so many of the other breweries burned down, and his was far enough south to escape the fire. In 1888, he arranged to build two homes, one a stone mansion on the south side of Chicago near his brewery, and one on the south shore of Geneva Lake

The summer cottage which became known as "Black Point" had 13 bedrooms, and 20 rooms overall. Its four-story tower can be seen from many points on the lake. In the home are furniture and furnishings which go back prior to 1888 and which have been carefully preserved by each generation of the Seipp family.

The original land, having been divided up among succeeding generations, now consists of some seven acres on 600 feet of lake frontage. This architecturally unique home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The home has been donated by fourth generation owner Bill Peterson as a museum, available for tour via the Geneva Lake Cruise Line.

Black Point opened to the public in June 2007.

Tours depart daily (mid-May through Oct. 31), seven days a week at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and return and 2:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. respectively.

For more information or reservations, contact the Lake Geneva Cruise Line at (800) 558-5911 or visit www.cruiselakegeneva.com.

9. The Webster House Walworth County Historical Society, 9 E. Rockwell, Elkhorn (262) 723-4248

Hours of operation: Wednesday-Saturday (mid-May to mid-October) 1-5 p.m. or by appointment

The Webster House is the home of Joseph Philbrick Webster, who wrote the famous Civil War camp song "Lorena" and the popular hymn "The Sweet By and By."

The family lived in the house from 1857. Webster's youngest son and his wife returned in 1930 to renovate the house. He died in 1948 and his wife died in 1951. Relatives of the Websters were not interested in keeping the home and sold it to the county in 1955. It was then leased to the Walworth County Historical Society for $1 per year.

After further restoration, the home was opened as a museum in 1956. On Aug. 8, 1970, the Webster House Museum was named a Wisconsin State Landmark and an official marker was placed at the home.

10. The people

The folks who live in this county are truly a special bunch. There's so much talent and genuine kindness out there.

Over the years, the Thursday Week has covered a multitude of high school and local theater productions, bands, artists, authors and just everyday people. There's something special about this county. That's what keeps us here.

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Friday, August 1, 2008

A monk's embrace: Marching for a free Tibet

By John Halverson

He pulls me toward him, folding me in his arms. My hand grips his bony back as he engulfs me in boundless warmth.

As our embrace loosens, his hands cup mine and he searches my face as though it were eternity.

His name is Palden Gyatso, but those who know him preface it with "Venerable."

I like, many Americans, maintain a healthy skepticism toward leaders of all kinds, especially those wearing vestments.

At a church in Elkhorn Thursday night the 77-year-old Buddhist monk told us, through a translator, stories of his 33 years as a political prisoner in Tibet and explained why he wants his nation free of Chinese rule (see related story).

But as someone who has grown up on made-up violence, one example of real-life evil sounded a lot like the next.

And then his ready smile, which had merely entranced me, turned into a tragicomic mask when he pulled the false teeth from his mouth while explaining that his real ones had been destroyed by torture.

His greatest fear, it turns out, was not physical, but that he might lose his faith. It never happened.

He doesn't hate his captors--only their policies.

Despite these telling stories and his sad-happy smile, I maintained my reporter's emotional distance until after his speech when I approached him for a handshake.

His unasked-for embrace made my 33 years of reporting experience no match for his 33 years of hell on earth.

And so it was that this 77-year-old Buddhist monk hugged new life into a common man whose name he didn't know, whose language he didn't speak, in a city thousands of miles from his home.

He made me feel like the only person in the room--an emotion, I'm sure, which I shared with everyone else who shared such a close encounter.

Can Tibet ever escape the clutches of the Chinese?

Until that moment, I was skeptical.

Then I realized that his home may be held hostage by a country so large, it can only be dwarfed by one thing.
Indomitable spirit.

The author is general manager of The Week.

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Animal ICU: Gentle care for wild animals

Yvonne Wallace-Blane in the X-Ray room of Fellow Mortals Animal Hospital in Lake Geneva.

By Donna Lenz Wright
Photographs by Terry Mayer

Most of us have been there. For me it was just last month during the torrential rains. A baby bird was crying hysterically in the grass in my back yard. The noisy downpour couldn't drown out his loud cries.

I watched and waited for his mother to show up. I could barely see him through the rain even though he was just a few yards away from my back door.

As he cried, rain poured into his mouth and he'd cough, shake his head and resume his wailing. Within a few minutes he stopped calling out and hung his head.

I couldn't take it anymore. I grabbed a clean kitchen towel and scooped him up. He immediately began to cry again but was shivering so badly even the towel was quaking.

I tried to keep him warm and within a few minutes he settled down, which I thought was good. Then he died.

After that round of rain passed I laid him back on the ground where he had fallen so that at least his mother would know what happened to him.

It's impossible to go through an experience like that without feeling guilty. Is there anything I could have done better? What would I have done if he had made it? I didn't even know what kind of bird he was.

This is exactly when people call Fellow Mortals Animal Hospital in rural Lake Geneva. They will tell you exactly what-and what not-to do. If they feel your critter-in-distress needs their attention, they'll take him right in and do everything possible fix him up and release him back to the wild.

Fellow Mortals is tucked into the trees in non-descript outbuildings at the home of Steve and Yvonne (Wallace) Blane. It's such a peaceful place as you approach that it's very hard to believe there are over 400 healing animals inside today, and over 2,000 pass through each year.

That's just how they want it because many of those 400 animals are outside in perfectly planned habitats in the latter stages of their rehabilitation.

The stories run deep in a place like this. There are lots of wonderful success stories and, of course, lots of heartbreaking ones too. The stories range from natural accidents to people being cruel.

Fellow Mortals itself began with one of the stories. Yvonne accidentally ran over a nest of baby rabbits in 1985 with a lawnmower. She and Steve cared for and released them.

Now, 23 years later, here's what a typical day at about noon looks like behind the scenes:

It's buzzing like a busy urban ICU. In the infant bird ward, summer interns take turns continually feeding the youngest of the hospital's patients.

It seems that the June rains that cost my little bird's life took a very big toll on adult birds too, leaving scores of orphans.

It's a loud room. Imagine a hospital nursery filled with over 100 newborns and a lot, lot, lot of them crying at once.

"She does nothing but feed them," Yvonne says as we watch. "Food goes straight through these little ones so when she gets to the end, she has to start over again."

Interns have come from all over the country to work with Steve, Yvonne, Karen McKenzie and Jessica Massaro, the in-house licensed wildlife rehabilitators.

In another ward-at this point in the rehabilitation they're in habitats-young ducks and other waterfowl, about halfway to health and freedom, happily play in their pools and eat-a lot.

Passing through the new kitchen at lunchtime you see today's menu. Three bowls filled with squirming grubs and lots more filled with specialized healing mixtures.

The new X-ray and examining rooms are a godsend for the staff.

"It saves so much all around," Yvonne said. "We don't have to take all of that extra time and money taking them to the vet every time. Just as importantly, we don't have to put the animals through the stress of it-that's very hard on them."

The squirrel ward is full of activity. Happy squirrels play in their rooms, not seeming to mind their confines. As they rehabilitate they move to an outside habitat where they are given their own nest box. When it's time for them to go, their own personal nest boxes go with them.

Next to the outside squirrel habitat is the deer habitat. Four deer-victims of the CWD outbreak in 2004. No they weren't sick, but in the panic many deer were put down "just in case." They are the survivors of one of many black marks on human's negative imprint on nature. To this day, our laws don't allow us to rehabilitate deer.

Many of these critters are victims of similar negative human imprints. Red-tailed hawks, herons and so many others are there because they've been shot.

They glare at you as they heal in the very quiet isolation ward, as far from human activity as possible. It's a simultaneous heartbreaking and heartwarming rush. And it helps you understand why they do this demanding, unforgiving and even sometimes dangerous job.

"It's their world too," Yvonne sums it simply. "It's not their fault that they get hit by our cars, injured by our fishing lures or poisoned by us."

There's a wide range of people who bring in animals in trouble, from people who've just hit a woodchuck with their car to hunters who happen upon a sick or injured animal.

"Every one of these animals are brought here by someone with compassion. Every one of these animals is important in their own right."

Future plans include installing a live video feed in the gift shop so visitors can see what goes on behind the scenes. Human visits beyond the caregivers are really too disruptive for the injured and ill animals. The other key reason for limited tours is to keep these animals as wild as possible in anticipation of their release.

Steve has built the entire sanctuary as green as possible, complete with a hydraulic-powered electrical system. But not surprisingly, their constant need for funds is as much work as saving thousands of lives each year.

At about $100 per animal multiplied by 2,000 per year, those expenses alone are tough for the non-profit group to cover. Add to that upkeep of the facility and you're looking at some serious cabbage.

"We're always looking for donations, of course," said Yvonne. "We can always use more of everything, including landowners' permission to release our animals on their land."

If you ever find yourself in the position of needing the help of Fellow Mortals, call them right away at 248-5505. While you'll probably get an answering machine, leave a message and they will return your call promptly. In the meantime don't feed them, just keep them as safe as possible and wait for Walworth County's wildlife heroes to call you back.

Fellow Mortals can accept a wide range of animals. But if they can't due to their careful balance of species, they will help you find someone who can.

For more information, visit www.fellowmortals.org.


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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Today: July 29, 2008

WEATHER: Rain around 3 p.m. NEWS: Virginia governor frontrunner as Obama's VP. SPORTS: Cubs 6, Brewers 4. Same two teams tonight at 7 p.m. CELEBRITY: Trial of the former dorm matron at Oprah Winfrey's South Africa begins today.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Buntrocks win Amazing Race

Brett & Danielle Buntrock, in photo at left, pose after finishing first in the Geneva Lakes Amazing Race extreme edition. More photos by Matt Mason HERE.

News release

Contact persons:
Matt Mason, 262.745.4000, Rob Keefe 262.903.4492, Sharon Clark 262.745.5249, Tim Schnake 262.275.6131

Rob Keefe, Matt Mason, Sharon Clark, and Tim Schnake were the Event Organizers. There were 48 Volunteers, and 28 participants. Photos from the event can be found by clicking here or visiting the race website: www.genevalakesamazingrace.com

Teams and racer names:

The Fighting Faners
Jessica & Eric Fane

The Pace Makers
Dane Clark and Adam Kuchnia

Team Roadrunner
Carroll & Moller Gunderson

Team: "Wait up guys!"
Matt Sattersten and Paul Schwartz

Team Geneva National
Todd Baior & Jen Myers

Team Bunty
Dee & Brett Buntrock

Team Fauth
Eric Fauth & Ashley Westerlund

Team Graffke/Kane
Michael Kane & Jeanine Gaffke

Team Gordy's
Sheila Keefe & Rallee Whollel

The Hortons
Rebecca Larsen & Hanna Schnake

Team Wachovia Securities
Joe Troast & Seth Tost

Team Keefe
Mike & Jen Keefe

Team Hallerud
Craig & Kristen Hallerud

Team Payson
Chelsea and Ronnie

The Geneva Lakes Amazing Race is an action packed one-day adventure based on the hit TV show, "The Amazing Race." On July 26, 2008 fourteen two person teams participated in challenges and competed to find clues and solve puzzles and overcome physical obstacles. Visit http://www.genevalakesamazingrace.com to learn more details about the race which had two versions, the recreational edition and extreme edition.

The extreme race included a wheelchair race at Inspiration Ministries, a navigation challenge at Kishwauketo in Williams Bay, a run/kayak challenge at the Delavan Boat launch, a water balloon launch and orienteering challenge at Sugar Creek Preserve, a "triathlon" in Springfield which included a one hour + river tubing expedition, cycling and running, a karate challenge in Lake Geneva, and many other crazy and challenging activities.

The race started at 8 a.m., Saturday July 26, and ended with the last extreme race finisher around 6PM

Walworth County. In and around the Geneva Lake area.

To support two important charities. TS Alliance and Inspiration Ministires. www.tsalliance.org , www.inspirationministries.org

Aquanut Ski Team
Caribou Coffee
Clearwater Outdoors
Gage Marine
Grand Geneva
Ideal Impressions Photography
Impressions Count
Keefe Real Estate
Korean Martial Arts Center
Melka Roofing, LLC
Patti Zurla/REMAX
Wilmot Stage Stop

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Longtime Relay for Life leader becomes cancer survivor

By Donna Lenz Wright/The Week

She's been teaching people the signs of cancer and how to prevent it for 29 years as a family physician in Whitewater.

Terry Mayer/The Week
Dr. Griffiths continues to work and to educate others about the signs of cancer.
She's also been the chairperson for the Relay for Life in Whitewater for the past decade.

But this year is different for Dr. Anne Griffiths. This year she is the honorary chair--the title nobody wants to hold.

This year's relay begins this coming Friday, Aug. 1.

After last year's relay, Griffiths left town for a well-earned trip of scuba diving, beaches and rest.

"I felt great," she says. "I felt great when I got home, but I wasn't."

As a doctor, Griffiths knows the signs of different types of cancer in her sleep. Even so, she was surprised at the subtleness of the symptoms that she was experiencing--and that it was ovarian cancer.

"I know well enough not to ignore these things," she said. "They're easy to ignore sometimes."

Griffiths remains rather flippant about her becoming a cancer survivor after all of these years of advocacy, but that's just her nature. She knows the very serious reality of her situation, as of those of others in her shoes in the past, present and future.

After all, she's been one of the primary people in Whitewater educating others about how not to become a cancer victim, both in her medical practice and by example.

"It's tough to explain to my patients that sometimes even if you do everything right, it can still happen," she says, shrugging and rolling her eyes slightly. It's the closest thing to feeling sympathy she can show for herself, and instead she directs it toward her patients.

So after all of these years as chairperson for the Whitewater Relay for Life, Griffiths will be serving as honorary chair for the relay, a position held by a community member who has been diagnosed with cancer in the past year.

"It's a good time to point out some important points," she says, ever the doctor. "Breast, ovarian and colon cancers seem to run together. For example, a person with a family history of one type of cancer should be extra vigilant about the other two types as well.

"But the best way to be sure is to get checked regularly," she stresses.

Women in their 20s and 30s should perform a monthly breast self-exam and have an annual physical, pelvic and breast exam performed by a doctor. Men in their 20s and 30s should have an annual physical and testicular exam performed by a doctor.

Women 40 and over should add a mammogram to the earlier list. And men 40 and over should keep the same routine.

Beginning at age 50, everyone should add a colonoscopy ensuring colon health.

Those with a family history should follow their own doctor's check-up recommendations.

And everyone should see a doctor if they feel different from normal--extra tired, discomfort or pain, changes in appetite or sleep, etc.--for more than a few days.

Relay for Life

The Relay for Life is an international two-day fund-raising event where teams hold a walk-a-thon supporting the research and treatment made available through the American Cancer Society.

Walworth County's relay events have placed in the top five fund-raising categories nationwide and would love to do it again.

Between laps there is massage, health screenings, live music, games and the all-new Relay Idol Contest, a special talent contest, rather than vocalists only. If your talent is dance, juggling, joke telling, baton twirling, playing an instrument, singing or something else, show it off at this year's Relay Idol contest. Sign-up will begin at 4 p.m. near the stage. Contestants will be performing on the hour beginning at 5 p.m.

Even if you're not part of a relay team, come and enjoy the fun, music, entertainment and food to help support the fight against cancer.


Whitewater Relay for Life

World For A Cure

Friday, Aug. 1

4 p.m. First lap. Jean Bleser on bagpipes

4-5:30 p.m. International cure finders lap--country attire

4:30-5:45 p.m. Music by The Bartabs--acoustic folk/variety

5-10 p.m. Chartwell's Food Court, variety of menu choices

6 p.m. Opening Ceremony

6:20 p.m. Survivor Lap and Reception

6:30 p.m. WHS Latino Dancers

6:30-7:30 p.m.-Jungle lap--jungle/island attire

7-10 p.m. Stateline Clown Ministry sponsored by Home Lumber Co.

7 p.m. Kehoe Irish Dancers

7-10 p.m. Healing Touch therapy and massage

7:30 p.m. Lincoln World Drummers

7:30-8:30 p.m. Many hats lap--most creative hat

8:45-9:15 p.m. Evening yoga

9 p.m. Story and craft time for children ages 5-12 (sponsored by the Irving Young Library)

8:30-10 p.m. Live music TBA

10 p.m. Luminary Ceremony with music by St. Pat's Choir

10 p.m.-1 a.m. Knead a Massage by Crystal Grainger

10:30-11 p.m. Quiet time to remember our survivors and loved ones who have passed on

10:45 p.m. Relay Idol top three finalists announced/perform

11 p.m. Pizza Party, $1 slices

11 p.m. Midnight. Music by Jaci Davis--concert pianist/vocalist

11 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Team Up to Find a Cure lap, use a favorite sport and to show that teamwork will help find a cure

Saturday, Aug. 2

1-9:30 a.m. Guest DJ music by relay teams

1-2:30 a.m. Walk the Plank for a Cure lap--pirate or sailing attire

2:30-4 a.m. Rest hours with quiet music

4-5:30 a.m. Pajama Party

6-10 a.m. Stateline Clown Ministry

6-7 a.m. Sunrise in Tokyo lap--oriental attire

6-9 a.m. Breakfast by Bonnie

7-8 a.m. Friends are Forever lap

7:30-9 a.m. Fort Health Care screenings

7:30 a.m. Relay Olympics, teams of four participate in fun activities for a prize of mini golf for four

8 p.m. Relay Idol finalists perform last time/winner announced

8 a.m. Morning Yoga with Nancy Bauer

8:30-9:30 a.m. Country fun lap--western attire

9 a.m. Line dancing

9:45 a.m. Closing Ceremony


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