Weekends in Brownwood can often be a little underwhelming, especially for the late teen and early adult age group. A group of local residents saw that need and a month ago decided to answer it with the development of “The Rock, Salt and Light” or simply “The Light,” a faith based community center, fellowship, or club, located at 3069 3rd, across from the Howard Payne University Tennis Courts.
“The Light” will be hosting their first concert event at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 12 with three feature groups, Adelaine, Sun City and Taylor Castleberry. This first event will be used to raise funds for this non-profit organization and admission will be a donation of at least $5 at the door.
“The concert itself is awesome,” said Jodie Armstrong, member of the board of “The Light,” “but the purpose is to kick off this faith based club.”
The proceeds from the concert will go towards helping “The Light” purchase pool tables, table tennis, fooseball, computers for homework, games and job seeking, books, tables, chairs, building material, music equipment and anything else the Lord asks them to do.
“The Light” is set to officially open later in May. They are hoping to have live bands at least once a month, karoke, drama and skits and much more.
The club will be open and available to all age brackets and will have activities geared towards each age bracket. For example, it is projected that teens and those in their twenties will be at “The Light” predominately on weekends, and so there will be activities geared towards that age on weekends.
“We really need to protect our children,” said Armstrong, “and know where they are and what they do.”
The Light’s goal is to provide a supportive, Christ-centered, fun and safe environment where youth through 90 years of age may develop intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically and socially in a safe, spirit-filled environment.
They are excepting donations on several levels, currently the greatest need is monetary, as they are a non-profit organization. After they receive their 501 c(3) status, they will be able to apply for grants.
They are also in need of time from volunteers. Once “The Light” opens in May, they will need volunteers to monitor the club. All volunteers must submit to a background check.
For more information, call Jodie Armstrong at (325) 642-0363 and Micah Jaynes at (325) 203-3083