Relay for Life of Newberry County will have new hours and a survivor drop-in this year.
This year the event hours have been change and the annual event will be on April 26 from 7 p.m. until midnight. In past years the event went from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at the Newberry High football field.
The hours were changed due to so many of the participants leaving after midnight and for safety reasons, said local Relay for Life coordinator Robbiette Hazel.
Also, there will not be a survivors dinner this year but a survivors drop-in will be held on April 26 at Newberry High School from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Survivors can register online at RelayforLife.org/NewberrySC and they will receive a car tag by mail for special parking.
To get a Relay T-shirt survivors will also need to give their size for a unisex shirt.
Hazel said the unisex shirts tend to run larger than a woman’s size.
Also, buses will be available for anyone who needs help getting from the parking lots at the high school onto the field.
The home side of the stadium will also be blocked for safety reasons and displays, said Hazel.
Relay for Life is taking sponsorships until March 8.
Hazel said interested businesses, groups or individuals wanting to help sponsor the event can find the sponsor form on the Relay for Life web site.
Sponsors will have their names on the back of the event T-shirts, said Hazel.
For more information about the local Relay for Life or to enter a team go to RelayforLife.org/NewberrySC.