Nick Leier holds a torch during the 2011 Relay for Life.

Texas County Relay for Life — shortened late Friday night by rain and lightning — will conclude with activities June 23 in Houston’s Emmett Kelly Park. Organizers made the announcement late Sunday afternoon.

“We were unable to conclude about three-quarters of our activities, and we still have a ton of prizes, raffles and donated items in our possession,” said Dara Jackson, a member of the organizing committee.

“Therefore, the committee has decided to have a “trivia night.” Activities begin at 6 p.m. An alternative rain location will be determined.

The event will also serve a dual purpose — to announce winners of most money raised, best campsite, volunteer of the year and other honors from Friday night’s activities. Among the prizes set to be given away are $250 gift certificates to Crowley’s HomeWorks, photography studio packages, concert tickets, Branson show tickets and area restaurant certificates. The winning team will receive a pizza party and other items.

Trivia teams can pre-register by calling Jackson at 417-967-0055 or in person at Crowley’s HomeWorks in Houston.


Earlier: Texas County Relay for Life held its annual fund-raiser Friday that benefits the American Cancer Society.

Activities were at Tiger Stadium on the Houston School District campus. The event was cut short by a thunderstorm that rolled through the area late Friday night.


Earlier: A Christian band will again rock the stage at the Texas County Relay for Life.

The Fallen, who performed at last year’s event, will have two sets at the 2011 festivities at Tiger Stadium. The group will perform at 7:30 and 8:45 p.m.

The Fallen” is a St. Louis-based indie rock band that has a unique style and sound ranging from powerful, heartfelt ballads to driving, melodic rock with tight and soaring vocals. They are continuing to gain momentum in the secular and Christian music scenes. The band’s current venue list ranges from churches to festivals, benefits, youth conferences and theme parks.

They are also receiving national airplay with their new single, “Your Love is Extravagant”-a remix of the song Casting Crowns made famous.

One of the organizers, Dara Jackson, said persons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. The public is invited to attend. They do not need to belong to a team, she said.

The theme is “Survivor: Texas County,” said Jason Pounds, activities chair. Activities start at 7 p.m. and run through 7 a.m. Saturday.

Also performing at the event are “Miles From Nowhere” and the Houston High School jazz band.

Overnight activities include a “challenge” for teams, as well as a round of trivia every hour, Pounds said. Prizes will be awarded.

At about 6 a.m. there will be finale challenge for a prize. It will consist of the winners of the previous team challenges, as well as one or two people who found the “Hidden Immunity Idols.” All teams will have prizes and goodies at their campsites, too.

Miller’s Grill will serve dinner on the grounds.

 

 

7 p.m. – Opening ceremonies.

7:30 p.m. – “The Fallen,” first set.

8 p.m. – Live auction, which includes tickets to areaattractions, food gift certificates and items from localbusinesses.

8:45 p.m – “The Fallen,” second set.

9:30 p.m. – Luminaria ceremony (with performance of HHS JazzBand).

10 p.m. – HHS Jazz Band.

11 p.m. – “Miles from Nowhere.”

Midnight – “Fight Back” ceremony.

12 – 6 a.m. – Overnight activities.

5:50 a.m. – Sunrise ceremony.

6:30 a.m. – Closing ceremonies.

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