Alexander Prepares for Rooftop for Relay

On May 25 the Relay for Life team Alexander 4-A-Cure will again take to the roof of Randy's Variety in Alexander. The event is a fundraiser for the group which participates in the Relay for Life every year. Pictured is B.J. Wallace who spends all day on the roof. (Photo provided by B.J. Wallace)

By Kaileigh Deacon


On Friday, May 25 Randy’s Variety in Alexander will again be the host to the 4th Rooftop for Relay. The event has been a big fund raiser for Alexander 4-A-Cure team for the Relay for life. 

The event has B.J. Wallace posted on top of Randy’s Variety all day flagging down passersby and getting their attention. On ground level other members of the Alexander 4-A-Cure relay team will be serving up dynamites, hamburgers and collecting donations. 

The idea got started when they saw something similar being done by the fire department in St. Stephen and they held their first rooftop event in April of 2013. There were a few years when the event didn’t take place but it started again in 2016 and has been an annual event for the team ever since. 

For the three years the event has been hosted they have raised just shy of $2,000 and they are hoping year four will be their best year yet. 

“We couldn’t do this without the help of Rhonda and Carl Oakes,” Wallace said. 

Alexander 4-A-Cure is just one of many teams expected to be in the annual St. Croix Valley Relay for Life. The event, which is normally held in June and lasts all night, has been changed this year. This year’s event will take place in August along the Calais Waterfront Walkway and instead of being all night it will be a 5K run/walk. People wishing to participate can register as a team or individual. 

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