LifeLight Festival Promises Faith, Music and High-Flying Thrills

LifeLight Festival Promises Faith, Music and High-Flying Thrills 

 

 

 

 

The LifeLight Festival is coming back to Milbank on Saturday, August 28, in the Milbank High School parking lot. It includes Christian music, motocross, street bike tricks, quad drifting, BMX stunts, food and fun. 
The festival kicks off with a tailgate party on Friday, August 27, starting at 5 p.m. The Bulldogs’ football game is at 7 p.m. against Chamberlain at A.B. Campbell Stadium. Volunteers will serve burgers, hot dogs and other goodies for a free-will donation and Zero Gravity will be there dialing in their ramps and mingling with the public.
An action-packed day is planned for Saturday, starting with breakfast, a show and shine car show and three-on-three basketball tournament, all at 9 a.m. 
The breakfast will be served for a free will donation and registration for the car show goes until 11 a.m. Awards will go to people’s choice, best in show in car, truck and motorcycle and most unique. Half of the entry fee will be donated to the Milbank mental awareness program.
The three-on-three basketball will be at 9 a.m in the Milbank High School gym. and is expected to be completed at approximately noon. The entry fee is $15 and there will be 100 percent pay out.
Zero Gravity Outreach performers will entertain the crowd with their high flying motocross antics as well as street bike shows and quad drifting shows twice on Saturday. Times have not yet been announced for specific performances.
This high energy festival will keep the fun rolling with StuntDudes. Their performance of backflips on BMX bikes and big air on skateboards are always crowd pleasers.
Champions Forever is appearing at the LifeLight Festival as well. They are a husband and wife team with 12 children who do amazing tricks with basketballs and unicycles. The group gained national notoriety when they competed on the television show, America’s Got Talent.
The band, Sanctus Real is headlining the music portion of the event. Formed in 1996, the band has had many chart-topping hits. Their focus is “hope found in an unchanging savior,” according to their website.
Josh Brewer is the CEO and president of LifeLight and will provide inspirational commentary. “I’m so excited to come to Milbank and share the festival and the Word with everyone. We’ve always had fun when we’ve come there,” he said.
“LifeLight started in 1998 with Alan and Vicki Greene’s desire to take the church outside the walls and it’s become the high energy event that it is today,” said Brewer.
There will be food trucks at the grounds during the event, ready to serve attendees anything from meals to snacks. 
“We want to encourage local churches to set up booths with games at the festival as well,” said Daryl Liebe, LifeLight’s festival director and local resident. Liebe coordinates LifeLight festivals through the summer, travelling around the Midwest to share the group’s message. “No matter what, there’s something for everyone at LifeLight,” he said.
-Melanie Stegner

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