On January 18, a number of LCM members and friends journeyed to the T. Ed Garrison Arena for a evening full of cowboys, horses, bulls and riders. The Southeastern Championship Bull Riding was a two day event comprised of 35 riders from across the South Carolina and surrounding states, competing for the title and prizes. After watching a couple of riders tackle broncos (horses), the bull riding began which was complete with many close calls, a few eight second rides, and one broken leg all while being "entertained" by one very interesting clown. In addition to bull riding, a few individuals also competed in barrel racing in the cloverleaf pattern. The evening concluded with a intriguing event of cowboy pinball which was where people from the audience stand in small individual circles while a bull in let out among them. The last person who successfully stayed in his/her circle for the entire time is the winner of a cash prize. We had a great time spending time with friends and for many this was their first rodeo experience but not we can say next time, "This isn't my first rodeo!"
The LCM leadership team met from January 6th to 8th before the beginning of the semester this year. This is the first of our two retreats where we plan activities for the upcoming semester. We met out at an alumni’s house and started our meeting on Sunday after dinner. Monday we finished up the main section of our agenda, and watched Clemson win the National Championship! It was a good group, with 4 of the leaders serving on the leadership team for the first time. This retreat was especially important as we were planning for the last few months of PC’s time with us, and getting ready for welcoming the new campus pastor. Our next retreat is coming up fast on April 12th.