WBU to host Plainview Pioneer Palooza for community

PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University will host an afternoon event as a gift to the Plainview community on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 2-6 p.m.

Called Plainview Pioneer Palooza, the event will become an annual event that is family friendly and almost completely free. The afternoon of games and music will be held on the lawn area east of Harral Auditorium.

The Palooza will include free inflatable jumpers, obstacle courses, slides and a bungee run for children young and older, as well as entertainment by three local groups on the Harral outdoor stage. The Lifeteen Band from Sacred Heart Catholic Church will kick off the music at 2 p.m., followed by the praise team from Happy Union Baptist Church at 3:15 p.m. and wrapping up with Zechariah Song at 4:45 p.m. Chairs and tables will be set up, but visitors may want to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the entertainment.

Concessions will be sold for a nominal price, with all money collected given to Faith in Sharing House. The menu will include hot dogs, chips and 20-ounce soft drinks. In addition, the first 500 guests will receive goody bags and all guests can enter drawings for door prizes.

“Since this is Plainview’s centennial year, we thought this would be a perfect year to kick off a celebration that blends our pride for Wayland with our pride in Plainview and our part in the city’s successful past, present and future,” said Teresa Young, director of communications. “This event is the culmination of our traditional Pride Week events and is a chance to bring those two together and give back to the city that has supported us for nearly a century.”

The Plainview Pioneer Palooza is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Young at 291-3586.