Members of the Joel Barlow High School’s student council are collecting pallets and split wood to ignite the annual bonfire following the Homecoming game on Nov. 5 when the Falcons play against the Bethel Wildcats.

Tate English, a Joel Barlow senior and member of the students council, wants the bonfire to be as memorable as the Falcons winning streak. The team sits in the top spot of the South-West Conference and the statewide Class SS division with a perfect 6-0 record.

“We want the bonfire to be a true night to remember,” said English  “We want attendees to be spirited and pumped after taking away another win, and we can only hope that the bonfire will match that energy.”

Members of the school’s student council have been receiving pallet and split wood donations from Easton and Redding residents, but more are needed. Also needed are more drivers with trucks to pick up pallets from people who can’t drop the wood off at the high school themselves.

Easton and Redding residents can drop off donated pallets and split wood on Nov. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. by the tennis courts near the pollinator garden and lower gym at the high school. Members of the student council will be there to assist and direct traffic.

“Any help would be appreciated,” said English, adding that the council received a sizeable pallet donation from Sabia Tree Farm and Silverman’s Farm.

The annual bonfire is an exciting way for students to close out a jam-packed week of activities leading up to the bonfire, which will be lit at 5 p.m. following the 3 p.m. football game. There will also be music and food trucks at the event.

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