‘Light the Way’ spectacle

By Martha Jasso


A million lights will illuminate the night sky on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the annual “Light the Way” celebration with the show starting for the first time in Benson Stadium.

Some workers already are stringing lights for the holiday tradition that have been checked or replaced by volunteers at two “Light the Way” workdays that took place Sept. 18 and Sept. 25 in Marian Hall Ballroom.

At the first workday, a University of the Incarnate Word trivia contest was held among the volunteers with prizes such as Regal Cinema tickets, UIW key chains and T-shirts was held. Julie Bell, winner of a movie ticket, posed with her daughter, Emma Bell, for a celebration picture. Bell is the widow of the late Phillip Bell who played a significant role in supervising previous “Light the Way” decorating and for whom a memorial garden is named.

Photo by Martha Jasso

Crystal Campos, special events coordinator for the UIW Office of Public Relations, said the Sandwich Board contest is returning where student organizations can display their perspectives on “Light the Way.” Prize-winning displays have a chance of winning $100 for first place, $75 for second and $50 for third. Honor ribbons will be given for the Most Creative, Most Mission Friendly, and for Best Interpretation. The sandwich boards will be displayed along the “Light the Way” route.

So for Julie Bell, “Light the Way” continues to be special

“(It) has become a tradition for many in the community who are not even affiliated with Incarnate Word,” Bell said. “This has grown throughout the years and will continue to be a family event years to come.”

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