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Rock Rapids, Iowa — A new incarnation of the Lyon County American Cancer Society Relay For Life will be unveiled this Thursday evening (June 14th) in Rock Rapids. Called “Carnival For A Cure,” the new event takes the place of the more traditional Relay For Life events of the past.

Ronda Ahrends, who is one of the people in charge, tells us what to expect at the event, which will be held in conjunction with Rock Rapids’ Heritage Days.

And then, she says they’ll have a local talent show.

Ahrends gives us an idea of the kinds of acts that will be showcasing their talent.

She says that to go along with the carnival theme, they’re changing the luminarias to pinwheels.

Ahrends says you can buy pinwheels from any Cancer Society volunteer, including Rochelle Herbert, Kathy Van Berkum, Jill Funke, or Ahrends. Or you can buy them at the event.

She says they’ll also have raffle items, as usual.

Ahrends reminds people to bring their lawn chairs, as the event will be on the courthouse square.

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