Residents of Freer and anyone else driving down Highway 16 in Freer from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. will likely notice the stadium lights shining bright.


Freer Independent School District, along with other schools across the state, is taking part in the "Be The Light" challenge.


In a post on the Freer ISD Facebook page, the school said, "To the students of Freer ISD, tonight and every weekday night from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. we are going to burn our stadium, softball and baseball fields light for you as symbol of hope and an assurance that you are in our hearts and mind!!! To great State of Texas, We challenge you to do the same! Buckaroo Grit!"


The challenge was originally started by Dumas ISD, in Dumas, Texas, located 40 miles north of Amarillo, on March 24 and many schools across the state have followed suit after their original post on Twitter using the hashtag #bethelight.


Be the Light is Freer ISD’s and every other participating school’s chance to display to the students, faculty, staff and the community as a whole "a symbol of hope and an assurance that you are on our hearts and minds."


The hope is that every school in Texas does the same as everyone continues to adjust during the COVID-19 pandemic.