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Over 50 years of VBS

Posted Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at 12:17 PM

The church I attend is having Vacation Bible School this week. We are a country church and we have always had our Bible Schools in the evenings or all day on Saturday. This year we decided to go back to the way we once did and have VBS every night for a week.

I take notice of the announcements of churches across the area inviting young people to attend VBS, and it brings back my childhood memories.

I have been attending Vacation Bible Schools for over a half century going from student, to teacher, to kitchen duty.

As a child I looked forward to the time for our Vacation Bible School to be held. We had stories, crafts, cookies and drinks. It was fun. As children we probably enjoyed the cookies or the fellowship the most.

I moved on to be a teacher and enjoyed sharing Bible stories with the children.

I have to admit, I have never been invited to take part in the arts and crafts department. They will let me take pictures of the individual classes for the kids to make "I Love VBS" frames, but I am not much help with the crafts. The children do better without me when it comes to the crafts.

We have enough teachers for the classes, so I am very happy to be part of the refreshment crew. For several years I have helped in the kitchen, and I do enjoy serving the food.

I want to commend all of the volunteers in all of the churches who give their time to keep the Vacation Bible Schools going from year to year.

No doubt we (the adults) will be tired at the end of the week, but it will all be worth it if the children can have fond memories of their VBS 50 years down the road.

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Revis Blaylock has been on staff with the Manila Town Crier for over 35 years. She has enjoyed making friends in all the areas that the Town Crier covers. This blog contains her general ramblings about events throughout Buffalo Island. She welcomes your comments and ideas for future stories.
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