Nix to headline annual Back to School Bash

Published 4:19 pm Friday, July 24, 2015

By Morgan Burkett

For more than 10 years, churches of all denominations have come together to put on the Back to School Bash. This year’s bash will include speaker Patrick Nix, former Auburn quarterback.

Nix was a standout quarterback at Auburn University, where he helped lead the Tigers to an 11-0 record in the 1993 season.

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Nix graduated in 1995 as the school’s career leader in passing efficiency.

Since leaving the Plains behind, Nix has coached at Jacksonville State University, Henderson State University, Samford University, Georgia Tech, Miami and Charleston Southern, and he is currently head coach at Scottsboro High School.

Along with Nix, Roy Hill, pastor of First Baptist Church in Satsuma, will be giving the invitation.

“We are incredibly blessed to be able to host another Back to School Bash for students,” said Allen Stephenson, organizer of the bash.

“We are hoping to have as many students saved here as there were in previous years.”

There are 1,000 students expected to be at the bash.

Football teams and cheerleaders from Greenville, Georgiana, McKenzie, Fort Dale and Sparta were all invited.

Students in middle school, high school and college are invited to come out for a night of worship and ministering.

Music will be by Gerrald Simmons from North Side Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Like every year, there will be a dinner served.

“Trying to feed 1,000 kids is always scary, but through God, prayer, and donations from all over, we are able to provide,” Stephenson said.

Volunteers for the councilors to pray with the students at the end of the night are invited to meet Thursday, July 30 at 6 p.m. at the Hank Williams Music Park in Georgiana.

The event will be held on Friday, July 31 at 6 p.m. at Hank Williams Music Park in Georgiana.