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Students bring Fields of Faith back to Onalaska

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An Onalaska student religious group will host an event at the high school football field Wednesday night.

It's the second year locally for the national Fields of Faith movement, and last year organizers say they had about 250 people take part. This year, they're hoping for a similar turnout despite the forecast.

"Although it might be a little cold, it's going to be a great event," said Jacob Hitchler. "We know we've had success with it in the past, and we know it's going to be a heartwarming message that's going to keep you warm all night."

The students say response to the event has been mostly positive, with groups and denominations from all over the area taking part last year. They say the message is all about unity.

"We have that community of all of us to share our faith and be open and willing to share our faith like that--it's super cool to see," said Jaclyn Thomas.

Caleb Wallace added, "[We're] talking about sports, having a gathering, a worship, prayer and having a great message."

Fields of Faith is not sponsored by the school. It is a free community event open to all ages, organized by students in the school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes group.

In 2016 Fields of Faith had nearly 200,000 participants across the US.

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