HomeDrone’s-eye view as Easton High bonfire takes shape

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By Saed Hindash

Easton Area High School seniors on Tuesday began laying the foundation for this week’s bonfire. Hundreds of students assembled in the patch behind the high school to pile wood that will be lit Wednesday night — the eve of the annual Thanksgiving Day football game against rival Phillipsburg High School. The game will be played at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Lafayette College’s Fisher Stadium in Easton. This will be the 110th game between the schools.

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But before then, both Easton and Phillipsburg will stoke the rivalry with pep rallies and community celebrations. Drone captures the building of Easton Area High School’s annual bonfire Phillipsburg will have a rally and fireworks at Maloney Stadium on Wednesday night. Easton will light its bonfire after the football team and band march from Cottingham Stadium in Easton to the school in Palmer Township.

By Wednesday afternoon, pallets and other pieces of wood formed a mound more than 20 feet high. In a tradition that goes back years, seniors planned to sleep out in tents around the wood pile to protect it Tuesday night. They formed two human chains that stretched from the wood pile to a parking area, where they unloaded tractor-trailers that hauled the pallets.