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East Texans dance for rain

GUN BARREL CITY, TX (KLTV) - Residents came together Monday evening to have a sunset rain dance in Gun Barrel City.

Ironically, the dance was actually scheduled for last week, but was canceled due to rain. Monday however, the community came together to have a few laughs in the midst of this terrible Texas drought. Matt Wright hosted the rain dance on his property across from Tom Finley Park around 7:45 p.m.

"Rain dance? Have you seen our lake lately? Yeah, it is about five and half feet short. I came out here and thought well, what we are going to have to do to get this water up is have a rain dance. I brought the idea up to one or two people and they took it and ran. It's just been a blast getting together and watching everybody do this thing," Wright says.

Whether or not the dancing brings rain, Wright is happy the event brought the community together.

Residents came together to have a sunset rain dance in Gun Barrel City Monday evening.

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