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Relay for Life event: Amateur server night at Haley's

Island Group Sotheby
Island Group Sotheby's will serve food and beverages at Haley's on Cinco de Mayo to raise money for Relay for Life. All tips will be donated to Relay for Life.
— image credit: Island Group Sothebys and Haley's Bait Shop & Grill

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

Tuesday, it celebrates a hopeful victory over another foe.

Island Group Sotheby's will serve food and beverages at Haley's on Cinco de Mayo to raise money for Relay for Life. Tip big between 6 and 9 p.m. — all tips will be donated to Relay for Life.

Relay for Life is July 25-26 on the Friday Harbor High School track and football field. The event raises money for the American Cancer Society. If you would like to become involved as a volunteer or donor, call Chris Hallock, 378-8237; or Christine Gabler, 378-8928.

Other Relay for Life events:

— Islanders Bank is looking for the next Relay Idol. "Relay Idol" is a fundraiser put on by Islanders Bank. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Friday Harbor. American Cancer Society raises money to improve education, early detection and treatment.

"Relay Idol" is patterned after "American Idol." There are three evenings for auditions. Auditions start at 9:30 p.m. on May 6, 13, and 20 at Herb's. There is a $5 registration fee per audition. Each performance will be judged. The top three performances from each evening will come back for "Relay Idol" finals.

Finals are May 30 at 6 p.m. If a contestant does not make it into the top three one week, he or she is welcome to come back the next week to audition.

Like "American Idol," the "Relay Idol" is determined by audience participation. On the finals night, contestants will perform two songs. During the second performance, audience members will cast their votes. Votes are cast by placing cash donations into the performer's donation bucket. The contestant that collects the most cash during their performance will be crowned "Relay Idol."

Relay Idol 2009 will also sing the National Anthem at the Relay For Life Event on July 25 and collect $200. Second place will receive $150 and third place will receive $100.

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