Tuesday, July 15, 2008

San Antonio, Texas will host it's own version of World Youth Day on July 19th.

San Antonio youths who can't attend World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia,
will have the chance to celebrate the event closer to home this year.

For the first time, the Alamo City will host its own World Youth Day, on
July 19. The daylong event outside San Fernando Cathedral will feature speakers
and live entertainment from well-known Christian performers, as well as poetry,
drama and musical performances.

“We knew a lot of people from San Antonio were going to go, and a lot of
those churches were pulling out from going because of the rising prices,” Vance
said. “We thought, ‘Why don't we do a one-day version of it here?'”

The event has been in the planning stages for about eight months, and
Cooley said San Antonio might be the only city in the nation to have a
celebration of this size. Organizers are unsure how many people will attend, but
they expect youth groups from Austin, Houston and Corpus Christi.