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Relay Corner
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The Oakdale-Escalon-Riverbank-Waterford Relay For Life will be hosted May 5 and 6 at the Oakdale High School soccer fields. Teams are gearing up for the event with fundraisers and special activities. Look for information about upcoming events in this regularly scheduled ‘Relay Corner’ in the weeks leading up to the American Cancer Society signature event.


Hockey Nights

Two teams, Anita’s Angels and Mountain View Church, are selling tickets for the Stockton Heat vs. Bakersfield Condors hockey games this weekend. Saturday, March 3 features a 6 p.m. game time with a Star Wars Night theme and Sunday, March 4 features a game time of 5 p.m. with Zoo Night as the theme. You can go online to purchase tickets for the games and support the teams at the same time. The Stockton Heat is the American Hockey League affiliate of the Calgary Flames and plays at Stockton Arena. For tickets to benefit the Anita’s Angels team, use promo code RFLANGEL at and to support the Mountain View Church team, use promo code RFLMVC at More information is also available by contacting Michael Rojeski at 209-373-1552 or


Garage Sale Set

Come to a weekend garage sale and support the Friends For Hope team in the local Relay For Life event, with a wide variety of items available. The team garage sale is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 352 Shadow Creek Ave., Oakdale. Proceeds from the sale of items will benefit the team in their fundraising for the 2018 Relay For Life.


Tri Tip Drive Thru

The annual Tri-Tip Drive Thru dinner hosted by the Escalon based Nuts For Life Relay For Life team is scheduled for Saturday, March 3 at Saron Lutheran Church, 1742 North St., Escalon. Tickets for the tri-tip dinner are available pre-sale only; call 838-2892 or 838-1838 for more information or to purchase tickets. The dinner will be offered from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on March 3. Cost per ticket is $40 and that gets you dinner for four, including a whole BBQ tri-tip, four baked potatoes, a bag of salad, a loaf of French bread and a two-liter bottle of soda. Dinners are delivered to your car; no need to get out and pick it up.


Survivor Brunch

Save the date for the Oakdale-Escalon-Riverbank-Waterford Relay For Life Survivor Brunch. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m. at the Oakdale Fire Department, 325 E. G St., Oakdale. This celebration for survivors includes a brunch buffet, raffle prizes, sharing of stories and more. For more information, contact Marilyn Boatright at 209-845-0888 or 209-604-3505. You can also visit


Paint Night

Join in for an evening of fun and painting on Tuesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at the Escalon Library, 1540 Second St., Escalon. The special Paint Night cost is $35 per person; appetizers and light refreshments will be served and participants will paint a piece to take home with them, with all supplies provided. Call for tickets or more information, Suzanne Longstreth at 209-838-2892 or Sandy Bomer at 209-838-2427.


See’s Candy Fundraiser

Members of the Relay For Life committee and teams are selling See’s Candies as a spring fundraiser; with specialty items designed for Easter gift giving. Orders are being taken now for the candies, which will be delivered in time for Easter. Contact any team or committee member if you would like to order the boxed chocolates, lollypops, Easter candy eggs or gift certificates.