Posted By cdoelle on November 5, 2012
The event will be held on the grounds of Cowboys for Jesus Christian Fellowship in Fischer, which is right across Hwy. 32 from Canyon Lake High School.
“Ever since they built the new high school across the street from our property, our church has felt a strong calling to serve the students in the area,” said Cowboys for Jesus interim youth pastor Mike Arnold. “This bonfire event will give the youth a fun, wholesome way to spend the evening, and hopefully encourage them to connect to one of the youth ministries that’s sponsoring the event.”
Featuring the bonfire, live music from two bands and concessions, the event will begin immediately after the CLHS football game, about 9:30 p.m., and continue until 12:30 a.m. That game will be the last one of the team’s regular season.
The event is not just for CLHS students, Arnold said. Everyone in the community is invited.
In addition to Cowboys for Jesus, the event is being hosted by Crane’s Mill First Baptist Church and Canyon Lake First Baptist Church, with help from other area organizations and businesses.
Arnold said the event organizers hope to get the community excited about the bonfire so it will become an annual event. “Being such a new school, current and future students could really benefit from a tradition like this, to help draw them together with each other and the community, and to help them feel like they’re a part of something really special.”
The organizers are accepting firewood drop off up until Thursday, November 8 at the Cowboys for Jesus property at 8400 FM 32. The area to drop off wood is clearly marked. “If you bring wood, please make sure it’s safe to burn,” Arnold said. “No garbage, treated lumber, green branches or the like. This is a bonfire, not a trash burn.”
The group of youth ministries sponsoring the event is seeking donations from local businesses for door prizes and food for the concession stand.
Attendees are encouraged to park at CLHS and walk across Hwy. 32. Security and safe crossing will be provided by the Comal County Sheriff’s Department.
For more information, contact Mike Arnold at 210-286-4875.