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Pray for rain gathering scheduled for Thursday in Victoria

By BY SONNY LONG - SLONG@VICAD.COM
Aug. 29, 2011 at 3:29 a.m.


A community-wide gathering to pray for rain will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at DeLeon Plaza in downtown Victoria.

"There have been statewide prayer services and other places have had them, I just thought it was time to do something here in Victoria," said event organizer Wayne Dierlam.

The leaders of several area churches will be in attendance to lead prayers at 7:30 p.m. The event will also include singing.

Representatives from the Crossroads Chapter of the American Red Cross will also be on hand with water for those in attendance.

Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Victoria has had less than one inch of rain in the last month and only about eight inches in 2011, according to National Weather Service records.

Noting rain is in the forecast for Thursday and Friday, Dierlam said, "Just talking about praying for rain is working already."

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