By Brad Hall / Nighttime Editor
Was it real or was it an illusion?
That’s what more than 1,700 students, parents and youth leaders were asking Wednesday evening during the sixth annual See You at the Pole Rally in Corbin.
The event, which was hosted by First Priority Tri-County, was held at The Corbin Arena and featured Christian illusionist Bryan Drake from The Bryan Drake Show.
The Rally has been held each year to lead into the actual See You at the Pole event, which this year takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 25.
See You at the Pole is an annual event across the nation where students gather around a flag pole at their school early in the morning before classes start.
At the gathering, students take the opportunity to sing hymns, read scripture and pray.
Kicking things off at last night’s Rally was Tim Bargo, who is the director of First Priority Tri-County.
Bargo talked about See You at the Pole and then introduced Drake to the stage.
Drake started off with an illusion where it appeared he was pulling large objects, such as a seven-foot stick, out of a brown paper bag.
Then, he brought up a boy and girl on stage to help him with another trick. Drake made it appear as if the boy had used only his mind to tell the girl the word “flower.”
Later, Drake really stumped the crowd when he asked a young girl to think of the name of someone, but not say it outloud. He then asked the girl to close her eyes while he spray painted the name “Skylar” onto a white sheet.
When he asked her to then yell out the name she was thinking of, the crowd was amazed when they found out it was, in fact, the name “Skylar.”
Throughout his different performances, Drake made it perfectly clear, though, that his tricks were just illusions and nothing more.
Drake then closed out the show by speaking to the students about their relationship with Jesus Christ.
If you want to learn more about Drake, you can visit his website at bryandrakeshow.com.
To learn more about First Priority Tri-County, which is a student-led Christian club, you can visit studentsreachstudents.com
See you at the pole rally held at The Arena
By Brad Hall / Nighttime Editor
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