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Carolyn Schmitz
08/22/2014 11:01 AM
These two ladies are part of the Women Shines With STARS support group. Both are cancer survivors. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Camp Out for Cancer is right around the corner. This year, you’ll find the “Carnival for the Cure Under the Big Top,” on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 and 7, at the Amador County Fairgrounds, in Plymouth.

The fun happens all day long, including a Fun Zone for kids of all ages, booths with crafts, raffles, bounce houses and a dunk tank. Commemorate victories at the Survivor Celebration, at 10 a.m.; get gobb-smacked at a Magic Show, featuring Geff Crawford, at 1 p.m.; get messy on the Fun Color Course and 5K Run, at 2 p.m.; and participate in the Illumination Ceremony, at 7:30 p.m.

Live music throughout the day features Herb Boxhorn, Electra Road, Wicked Sisters, Bruce Dixon and Mike Rolf.

Admission is free, and all proceeds — except for eight percent, which go toward cancer research — benefit Amador STARS, and remain in our community.

This year’s event is led by co-chairpersons Ginger Rolf and Donna Jackson, with the assistance of Nancy Swensen, Tammy Accinelli and Joanne Hazen. For more information, call Rolf, at 223-1246, or visit amadorstars.org.

As an added bonus, purchase raffle tickets for a weekend getaway, designed to help you enjoy next year’s Camp Out For Cancer event. The winning raffle ticket holder will attend “Summer Camp 2015” in a circa-1960s retro recreational vehicle, that will be delivered and set up for you at either Plasse’s Resort or Jackson Rancheria’s RV Park. Tickets are $10 each, or three for $25, and can be purchased at this year’s Camp Out For Cancer event, Under the Big Top:Carnival for the Cure.

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