Bates County Annual Relay for Life event that is a fund raiser for the American Cancer society has been cancelled for 2021 due to increased cases of covid. This annual event usually happens in June yearly. But the American Cancer Society did not think that condition were ready for a in person event in June so The Bates County Relay for Life committee hoped that the event might take place in the Fall. But due to Covid the American Cancer society had discouraged any in person events for this year. Hopefully Bates County Relay for Life will return in 2022.