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Relay For Life

August 17, 2015
Relay for Life surpasses goal
August 17, 2015 - 11:30am
July 10, 2015
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS
The 2015 relay will mark the 20th event for the East Otter Tail County Relay for Life. Funds raised will go to the American Cancer Society, “the official sponsor of birthdays.”
Calling all ‘Heroes of Hope’: EOT Relay for Life celebrates 20 years
July 10, 2015 - 12:25pm
July 3, 2015
Marie Johnson/FOCUS
Jim Braun, of Perham, has been nominated as a ‘Hero of Hope’ for his long-time commitment to the local Relay for Life.
‘He’s done wonderful things’ Jim Braun: A driving force behind the local Relay for Life
July 3, 2015 - 10:58am
June 25, 2015
Honorary co-chairs for EOT Relay for Life announced
June 25, 2015 - 3:36pm
Jason Groth/FOCUS
Judy Kunza has worn multiple hats for the American Cancer Society and local Relay for Life over the past 25 years. She is pictured here, seated, with her husband, Jerry, also seated, and their five children, standing, left to right: Mindy, Matthew, Michael, Michelle and Melissa.
'Any job that needs doing, she's there': Judy Kunza is a friendly, familiar face in the fight against cancer
June 25, 2015 - 11:14am
April 23, 2015
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In an effort to raise money for Relay for Life, flocks of plastic flamingos have been turning up around town, courtesy of United Community Bank. A small donation is requested before the flamingos move on to a new location.
Flock! You’re it. Perham businesses seeing pink
April 23, 2015 - 10:39am
March 5, 2015
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The combined Relay for Life groups of East and West Otter Tail County are fourth in the nation for funds raised per-capita in counties of similar population.
OTC Relays win national recognition
March 5, 2015 - 11:35am
August 15, 2014
Relay smashes fundraising goal
August 15, 2014 - 10:35am
July 18, 2014
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS 
Jessica Hoff and her son, Micah, center, of Boca Raton, Fla., made their way around the Perham High School track as part of the Cancer Survivor’s Lap at the Perham Relay for Life on Friday. A record 85 survivors took the lap, with friends and family cheering them on from the sidelines.
‘Let’s relay, folks!’
July 18, 2014 - 9:47am
September 12, 2013
Relay For Life raises $88K
September 12, 2013 - 1:39pm
July 11, 2013
Joe Bowen, Perham FOCUS
Perham is spattered with purple flags, bows, ribbons and signs, and some businesses are selling and displaying purple merchandise and special purple decorations in recognition of this year's EOT Relay for Life. Everyone in the community is encouraged to wear purple on the day of the Relay, July 12.
Relay For Life organizers extend open invitation: EOT Relay For Life is this Friday.
July 11, 2013 - 11:51am
June 7, 2013
Heart of the Lakes Elementary students, front row, left to right, Owen Buehler, Caden Doll, Paige Johnson, Kadence Schmitz and Mercedes Fresonke presented checks to Relay For Life on May 30.  Also pictured, back row, from left to right, are Principal Kari Yates, Relay For Life Chairperson Lisa Peterson, survivors Ruth Wegscheid and Linda Hendrickson, and School Counselor Julie Vomacka. 
Joe Bowen/FOCUS
HOTL holds ‘Relay Recess’ event
June 7, 2013 - 12:44pm
April 18, 2013
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Perham City Manager Kelcey Klemm and his dance partner, Samantha Byer, strike a pose at the “Dancing With the Stars” Relay for Life fundraiser on Saturday.
‘Dancing With the Stars’ raises nearly $2,500
April 18, 2013 - 11:44am
April 10, 2013
Richville Mayor Terry Lee and his dancing partner Karlie Hoekstra, Perham teacher Bob Tangen and dancer Dani Nelson, and Perham Mayor Tim Meehl and his rehearsal partner for the day, Deb Werner, strike a pose at the end of their Fox Trot routine at a rehearsal at the Promenade Ballroom last weekend. Lee, Tangen and Meehl are three of six local ‘celebrities’ to take part in “Dancing With the Stars” this Saturday.
Marie Nitke/FOCUS
A new spin on a familiar fundraiser
April 10, 2013 - 3:23pm
March 28, 2013
Some well-known local personalities practiced their dance routines at Promenade Ballroom in Perham over the weekend. Submitted photo.
Local stars to strut their stuff on the dance floor
March 28, 2013 - 4:13pm