Thousands attend 16th annual En FuegoBy Emily Beckett Published 4:43pm Monday, August 27, 2012
“We’re going to make some improvements in that area (and) get people in and out of there quicker,” Giles said. “I think it was just a lot of the crowd showed up earlier.”
The 16th En Fuego featured musical acts Red, Sanctus Real, Kari Jobe, The Afters, KJ-52, Remedy Drive, Nine Lashes, illusionist Curt Anderson and two speakers, Scott Dawson and Ergun Caner.
The group Red, the headliner of the event’s entertainment portion, was a crowd favorite with its high-energy performance packed with pyrotechnics.
“Red’s show at the end was explosive,” George said. “It was just off the chart. That really made for a great closing act.”
George and Giles said increased advertising and community involvement definitely contributed to this year’s event.
Six radio stations across in the Southeast broadcast En Fuego ads, many of which were relatively inexpensive or free.
“We had a phenomenal amount of support from our community and surrounding communities,” Giles said.
A wealth of volunteers also showed up for the event and for the workday a week before.
“God just continues to add other people to the mix,” George said. “En Fuego is a God thing. It’s absolutely something that God has done.”