• Walking the first lap to open the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Gillespie County event on Saturday at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds were local survivors, including, from left, Don Davison, Debra Kelsay, Jimmie Wehmeyer, Cherisse Smith, Margaret Priess and Nicholas Gombos. Along with the opening ceremony, the event also included themed laps, prize drawings, live music, a silent auction and luminaria ceremony. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
  • Luminaries in honor and memory of locals who have battled cancer were lit during a special ceremony.
  • Sharing a story at the Relay For Life Gillespie County event on Saturday night were Lauren Worsley, community manager, Relay For Life, and cancer survivor Edgar Priess. Proceeds from the event help the American Cancer Society save lives by funding cancer research, providing free information and services for people with cancer, and supporting education and prevention programs.
  • Judy McGookey of Fredericksburg and her son, Collin McGookey, a cancer survivor, look over the silent auction items at the For Life of Gillespie County event on Saturday.

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