SonRise props subjected to minor damages from storm, tent still being assessed

The worship tent, which was storing SonRise props, collapsed during a storm. Wednesday, April 6, 2022.
(Photo by: Alva Johnson)
The worship tent, which was storing SonRise props, collapsed during a storm. Wednesday, April 6, 2022. (Photo by: Alva Johnson)

As reported in a previous Accent article, the worship tent next to Hulsey Wellness Center collapsed during a storm on Wednesday, April 6.

According to Sherrie Williams, assistant director of SonRise and communication director for the Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists, the SonRise props that were being stored in the tent experienced little damage. 

“Minor repair will need to be done to the Last Supper stairs, one of the side stages for Judgment and a couple of panels for Marketplace,” Williams said in a statement to the Accent. “Marketplace fabric (for the shop structures) needed to be dried out as well as some of the wood.”

The tent is still being assessed for damage, according to Service Department Director Donald Lighthall. Mike Fisher, preventative maintenance technician for Plant Services, said there were some tears. Assessments will not likely be completed until after graduation, according to Lighthall.

Lighthall said prior to the storm, the tent was scheduled to be taken down on April 25. He said the tent will stay down during the SonRise program and throughout the summer. 

SonRise is still scheduled as planned for this Saturday, April 16.

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