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Teams Get Moving On Relay Fundraising
Four months away, Escalon's second Relay For Life is scheduled for June 2 and 3 on the campus of Escalon High School.

Teams are being formed, money is being raised, the infamous 'Purple Potty' is being moved around town and one team has a couple of fundraisers already on the schedule.

Stamp Out Cancer, a team captained by Gerri Andrade, is hosting a Bunco afternoon on March 31 and is selling knitted scarves.

"It takes four or five hours to do each scarf," Andrade said, noting that the team will sell them for $40 each, looking to raise money for the team. Specialty yarn is being used, which weaves different colors together. Orders will be taken by calling Andrade at 324-6947.

"I've done Relay before, my daughter and I had a team with the Boy Scouts last year," she said. "And my daughter-in-law is active in the Bay area."

Andrade and daughter Debbie Megenney are serving as co-captains this year for the Escalon relay team.

The Bunco afternoon has a $25 cost per person with a 1 p.m. start time for the game.

"Space is limited, so call early," Andrade advised.

Meanwhile, the purple potty is being moved around town, with a price to deliver it going to benefit Escalon's Relay. You can also take out 'insurance' to protect against having it deposited on your front lawn again.

Event chairperson for Relay For Life 2012 in Escalon is Amie Conde, and Megan McNinch is serving as Team Recruitment chairperson. Ana Huebner returns as Team Development chairperson.

Teams are forming at Escalon High School to take part, in addition to multiple community-based teams. Conde can be reached for more information on this year's event, 988-1515.