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By Lou Marzeles

City considers help for Relay for Life event


Relay for Life Website

CANDLES FOR A CURE: This image from the Relay for Life website shows a Luminaria candle ceremony in action.

In a preview of Relay for Life, which comes to Goldendale next September, Kathy Dollarhyde led the Goldendale city council and members of the public in a ceremony honoring cancer victims Monday evening at the city council meeting.

Dollarhyde talked the participants through the Luminaria ceremony used in Relay for Life, in which a candle is lit inside a paper bag to honor parents, siblings, spouses and partners, children, and friends lost to cancer as well as survivors. Bags and candles were distributed at the meeting, and the candles were lit as Dollarhyde recited the commemoration. When all the candles were lit, the lights in the city council chamber were darkened, and the bags with lit...

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