Kay Jordan, left, and Cindy Miller light a luminaria during ceremonies Friday.

Texas County Relay for Life had already raised nearly $48,000 this week following a two-day fund-raiser Friday night and Saturday morning at Tiger Stadium. The annual event brought teams together to raise funds in the fight against cancer.

Tiger Stadium turned into a camp-like setting as teams arrived to participate in fund-raisers, entertainment and other activities.

As of Tuesday, $47,964 had been collected.

Raising the most money was Carol Woods. Roby’s Christian Church team raised the most funds.

Here is a list of those receiving recognition: Best new team, Jail House Rocks; volunteer of the year, Bryce Williamson; most laps by an individual (three-way tie), Roy Higashi, Jeremy Lindeman and Phillip Rippinger; most laps by a team, 431, Roby Christian Church; rookie of the year, Jim Roth; campsite of the year, Division of Family Support and Children’s Division; team spirit, Cancer Busters, Houston High School students; most luminaria sales, team, Nagle Christian Church and friends; and most luminaria sales, individual, Helen Todd.

Organizers gave special recognition to Elaine Campbell, Jagged Horizon, Scott Roberts, the Rescue Squad, comprised of Bryce Williamson, Linda Troutman, Stacey Silveus, Lesa Kinney, Leigh Wright, Betty Cantrell, and the ladies of the First Baptist Church. Carla Stenger, American Cancer Society partner, also was praised for her assistance.

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