Families Invited To Go Wild At 9th Annual Bell Shoals Academy Spring Jubilee

Bell Shoals Baptist Academy will go wild at the ninth annual spring jubilee on Friday, March 30 from 2-9 p.m. at 2102 Bell Shoals Rd. in Brandon.

“Walk in the light daily” comes from Psalm 119:105, but the first letters of each word stands for “wild.” Bell Shoals Baptist Academy has incorporated wild into “Go Wild” for the theme of  their annual spring jubilee. The jubilee fundraiser is in its ninth year and  grew out of financial needs presented to the academy by families of students.

Sue Potteiger, of the academy, said it was heart breaking to have to tell parents there was no financial assistance in place at the academy, other than tuition discounts for siblings.

“It became my prayer that God would show me a way to help raise money for families in need,” Potteiger said. “I wanted to find a way to create a family fun-filled event that would raise funds, rather than just asking our parents to donate money to the cause.”

The first jubilee took place in 2004 and it raised $12,000. This year’s jubilee hopes to raise $30,000 for  the tuition assistance fund. The jubilee will take place on Friday, March 30, from 2- 9 p.m. on the academy grounds. The event will have food, outdoor games, activities and live and silent auctions.

The silent auction takes place on Wednesday, March 28, and Thursday, March 29, and includes baskets made by students and “Bowls of Hope” which were created and painted by the teachers.

The live auction will take place from 6:30-9 p.m. on Friday, March 30, and includes one-of-a-kind art pieces made by students at the academy and community donations as well.

“The Brandon community looks forward to this event each year,” Potteiger said, “Parents tell me that they like the down- home country fair feel to our event.”

All games and activities are by ticket sales only and the tickets are $1 each and can be purchased at the academy’s office beginning on Monday, March 19.

Bell Shoals Baptist Academy is located at 2102 Bell Shoals Rd., in Brandon. For more information, visit www.babacademy.com. or call Sue Potteiger at 689-9183 ext. 254.