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Relay For Life of Litchfield County

The Relay For Life of Litchfield County will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at White Memorial Conservation Center, 80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.

The schedule of events is as follows:

11:00 am Opening Ceremonies, followed by the Survivors/ Caregivers Walk.


8:30 pm Luminaria Ceremony. During this ceremony we represent everyone touched by cancer with a Luminaria. Each light represents a life—a life taken by cancer, a survivor of cancer, or a support for a person still fighting the disease. It’s a powerful demonstration that gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers comfort and hope.

9:45 pm Closing Ceremony

Team members take turns walking around a track or other designated course. A requirement is that each team has a member walking at all times.

Money is raised by teams who solicit donations from individuals and businesses. There are a number of fundraising options some of which continue year round.

Relay For Life started in 1985 when Dr. Gordon “Gordy” Klatt walked/ran for 24 hours on a track in Tacoma, Washington to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society.

Today teams raise funds at over 3,500 Relay events nationwide.

Proceeds from Relay For Life events “help the American cancer society fund ground-breaking cancer research, crucial patient care services, and prevention and early detection programs.”

For more information about the Litchfield County Relay For Life contact Amber Dunphy at or call (203) 379-4738.

For more information about the programs benefiting for Relay For Life events visit

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Litchfield Hills Cornhole Tournament

The Litchfield Hills Cornhole Tournament will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Litchfield High School, 14 Plumb Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.

The event is hosted by the Litchfield High School Class of 2019.

If raining, tournament will be held indoors.

Pre-register at

Pre-registration fee is $50 per team for adults, $55 on tournament day.

Students in grades 9-12, $20 per team tournament day only.

Spectators admitted free.

Please bring your own boards and bags- extras will be available.

Tournament day schedule:

9:00 am Registration

10:00 Tournament begins

Awards after tournament.

There will also be face-painting, music, lawn games as well as hot dogs, pizza and more for purchase.

$200 cash prize for first place.

$50 cash runner up prize.

Proceeds from the tournament will help fund the Litchfield High School Class of 2019’s senior year activities.

For more information email

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The AFSP Run For Hope

The AFSP Run For Hope  will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds, 384 Main St. North, Bethlehem, CT 06751. There will be both a 5K run and 2 mile walk.

Register online at before 5/17/18 at 11:59 pm. The entry fee is $30 per person plus a $3.00 registration charge. All pre-registrants receive a T-shirt and three raffle tickets. The first 200 registrants get swag bags. There is no number limit of runners, so you can register race day morning for $35.

Note: Only service dogs are allowed on the  Fairground property.

Schedule is as follows:

May 18th (night before race)

6:30 – 8:30 pm    Early packet and T- shirt  pickup at the Painted Pony.

May 19th

8:30 am  Registration

10:00 am  Brief ceremony,  5K begins followed immediately by 2 mile walk.

Awards and raffle after races.

Awards to top male and female overall finishers and to top male and females in each of eight age categories.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in their work to raise awareness about depression, anxiety, PTSD and fight against suicide. To learn more about AFSP visit

For more information about Run For Hope email or call Katie Lapointe at (203) 841-6774.

The organizers wish to thank the following sponsors for their generosity:

Help, Inc.

FM 97.3 WZBG

The Painted Pony

Litwin Asman P.C. Attorneys at Law

Litchfield Bancorp

Bantam Lake Animal Hospital & Thomaston Veterinary Clinic

Brothers Tree Service

JMW Accounting, LLC

Blue Ribbon Boarding Kennels


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