Phoenixville Area School District
will once again band together, tomorrow, to benefit cancer patients with its fourth annual Relay for Life.
The 24-hour relay has raised more than $1 million in its first three years, including more than $380,500 last year that went to the American Cancer Society.
Held at Washington Field, the football stadium at Phoenixville Area High School, the relay will take place from 6 p.m tomorrow until 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Local bands, food stands, and face-painting will be part of the entertainment scheduled for the thousands who will come out, many spending the night under the stars as relay teams continue to walk the track.
"Cancer doesn't quit, so we can't either," said Nan Odenthal, community relations coordinator for the school district. Phoenixville Area High School is located at 1200 Gay St. in Phoenixville. For more information, contact Odenthal at 484-927-5242.
West Chester Friends School will add a new work of art to its campus this week, thanks to an artist-in-residence program.
Bonnie Gale, an artist who works exclusively with willow, will help students create a willow fence, known as a "fedge," today and tomorrow. The archway-shaped structure, made entirely of willow wound and twisted together with no outside adhesives, will be dedicated at a ceremony tomorrow afternoon.
Gale has worked with West Chester Friends students since November, showing them how to make baskets, lanterns, stars, and other creations out of willow.
- Will Hobson