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Relay Round-Up
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Help Plan Relay

The next committee and team captain meetings for the 2016 Relay For Life of Escalon are slated for today, Wednesday, April 13. Monthly planning meetings for the June 25-26 Relay For Life are open to all those interested. Meetings will be at the Escalon Ambulance building on Ullrey Avenue and are the second Wednesday of the month unless otherwise specified. The next committee meeting will be tonight at 5:45 p.m. followed by the team captain/participant meeting at 6:30 p.m.


Promote Your Fundraiser

Let the community know about your event or Relay fundraiser by listing it in the weekly Relay Round Up. Send the information regarding your event to Marg Jackson, c/o Escalon Times, 122 S. Third Ave., Oakdale, CA 95361 or email the information to


Kentucky Derby

The Cancerous Suckitous Team is planning its annual Kentucky Derby Party that will be hosted at the Escalon Golf Course on Saturday, May 7. The event will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the cost is $20. That includes appetizers by Leonardo’s, with beer, wine and mint juleps available at an added cost. There will also be raffle drawings, a Derby hat contest and the race itself. For tickets, contact Caryn at 838-1440.


Bunco Night

The Saron Lutheran Church team is planning a Bunco party on Saturday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. at a cost of $20 to play. More details to follow soon.


Train Tickets Offered

Ride on a vintage train on the original Transcontinental Route on the Niles Canyon Railway. This seventh annual ‘Ride the Rails for Relay’ trip is set for Saturday, April 23 with departures at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. from Sunol Depot, 6 Kilkare Road, Sunol. For more information, contact Gerri Andrade at 209-324-6947 or


Play Poker

Wings of Hope will host its fifth annual Poker Tournament fundraiser on Saturday, April 30. Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. with the tournament starting at 7 p.m., at the Santini Barn on Sexton Road. Cost is a $40 donation, which supports the Wings of Hope team. There will be a no host bar available and drawings for a variety of prizes as well as the tournament. Call for more information, Teresa at 304-4075 or Hillary at 918-2280.


Paint The Town

Plan to join in the ‘Paint the Town Purple’ event, tying purple ribbons around trees, sign posts and more to promote the 24-hour Relay event. Participants in the Relay For Life of Escalon 2016 will meet to ‘Paint the Town Purple’ on the morning of Saturday, June 11, gathering at the city’s Main Street Park for the 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. event.