The Relay For Life of Shepaug Valley will be held May 22-23 at River Walk Park in Washington.

In preparation for the fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, the planning committee has announced the following news:

-Nominations for honorary chairpersons are sought, in particular cancer survivors and caregivers.

One resident from Washington, Bridgewater and Roxbury, the towns the Relay For Life of Shepaug Valley serves, will be selected.

Nominations may be sent to Relay For Life chairperson Tricia S. Reilly, 19 Evergreen Lane, Roxbury, CT 06783 or e-mailed to

-A community country dance fundraiser, with caller Patricia Campbell, will be held May 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Washington town hall in Bryan Hall Plaza.

The Reel Thing and guest musicians Jim and Willow Sirch will provide the music.

Refreshments will be provided.

Donations will be accepted at the door.

For more information, call Bob and Diane Baker at 860-868-2311 or visit

-Residents of the community are invited to join Team A Community United at Relay for Everyone, also known as Team CURE.

Team members will not be asked to walk the track the night of the Relay or spend the night at the track.

Instead, members will be asked to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

For more information or to join, visit