Franklin County Relay for Life

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Clark Kent and Lois Lane and associated characters became the Friends for the Fight team during Friday's Anerican Cancer Relay for Life.

By Ann Bryant, Staff Writer

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Relay for Life was held Friday evening, and for the first time, on Front Street.

About $30,000 was raised according to a notice posted Saturday on the Relay for Life Facebook page.

Seventeen teams formed for the annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

About 5,000 relay fundraisers are held in over 20 countries according to the website.

The new venue in downtown Farmington was an effort to involve more of the community, Lisa Dunham of the American Cancer Society said.

Last year 9,600 people were diagnosed with cancer in Maine, she said. Relays across the state were trying to total 9,600 bag luminaries for the annual method of honoring or remembering those affected by cancer.

Clark Kent and Lois Lane and associated characters became the Friends for the Fight team during Friday’s Anerican Cancer Relay for Life.

(Ann Bryant/Franklin Journal)

A team from Main-Land Development Consultants in Livermore Falls formed to walk in honor of Trent Flanders, an employee’s son diagnosed with brain cancer, during the Frankin County Relay for Life.  The group reported they raised well over $2,100.

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Some of the MAPS Brigade team members make a lap at the annual Franklin County Relay for Life held Friday night on Front Street. The Middle School team from Phillips includes students from Madrid, Avon, Phillips and Strong, (MAPS), Paula Kane, said.

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Survivors of cancer made their annual lap down Front Street in Farmington Friday to start the Franklin County Relay for Life.

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Lydia Stevenson, left, Sam Dunton and Evelyn Stevenson try for a win at tug of war with Nick Oberti of Livermore Falls.  They were waiting for the start of the annual Franklin County Relay of Life Friday night on Front Street in Farmington.

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Along with teams walking in the American Cancer Relay for Life, games and activities are held. Prior to the start of Friday’s fundraiser, Lydia Stevenson, 7, and Evelyn Stevenson, 8, of Fayette and Nick Oberti from the Main-Land Development Consultants in Livermore Falls try out their own tug of war.

(Ann Bryant/Franklin Journal)

Franklin Savings Bank employees and friends took over the Big Sky Grill, formerly  the Snack Shack, to provide a Survivor Dinner. Pictured is Jeff Wright, left, and Peter Judkins, right, man the grill during the Franklin County Relay for Life.

(Ann Bryant/Franklin Journal)

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