Exeter events bite cancer back

Not everyone has heard of Relay For Life, the largest fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society. But everyone eats lunch, at least once a week.

In order to fight cancer Exeter’s Relay For Life Committee is once again holding its Lunch For A Cause. Beginning today, April 17, Hometown Emporium will be selling $10 meals with 100% of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society through Exeter’s Relay For Life. Owner Kristy Alves said she hopes to sell 150 lunches each Wednesday for the next four weeks leading up to the Relay on May 18-19 at Exeter Stadium.

“The goal is to raise $6,000 for the Exeter Relay,” said Kristy Alves, owner of Hometown Emporium. “I know Exeter can do it.”

For just $10, the lunch comes with an entrée, two sides, a dessert and a bottled water to drink. On April 17, Hometown will be serving pulled pork with barbecue sauce, coleslaw, chips, pickle and a cookie. On April 24, the lunch will be chicken with cream sauce, rice pilaf, green salad, roll and a cupcake. On May 1, grilled sausages will be sold with chili beans and cornbread, fried potatoes and a cake donut. And on May 8, lunch will be lasagna, green salad, French bread and strawberry shortcake. Hometown Emproium is located at 145 E. Pine St. in Exeter.

To call ahead or order your lunch for delivery, call 559-592-1250. Large group orders will be accepted. Lunches will be delivered between 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. Make checks payable to American Cancer Society. For more information, go to relayforlife.org/exeterca or contact Terri Guzman at 55-280-0897.

If you are looking for something a little more active, try taking your dog to Bark For Life. A mini version of the Relay For Life, Bark For Life for dog owners and their canine companions to have fun and fight cancer, which also affects dogs. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at the Exeter Bark Park, located on F Street between Pine and Palm streets.

Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. and is $20 for the first dog and $10 for each additional dog and includes a raffle ticket. Registration at the event is $25.

The events celebrate the unconditional love, joy, security, compassion and support that dogs provide cancer survivors. A mile walk around the park will begin at 10 a.m. followed by an agility demo, Best Costume Contest, K9 Unit Demonstration, photos, nail trims and ear cleanings.

Event organizers ask dog owners to keep their pets on a leash at all times and to clean up after their four-legged friends. For questions, call 559-592-5210 or e-mail [email protected]


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