The Wadena Baptist Church tried a different format for its vacation bible school this year. Children up to Grade 6 attended Kids’ Week every morning from Aug. 18-22 to play games, do crafts, hear stories and sing songs, all with a Western cowboy theme.
Volunteers, some from out of town, assisted Pastor Tim Irvine and his wife Karri during the week’s activities.
Forty-nine children participated and 23 volunteers helped keep things rolling smoothly.
Indoor and outdoor games, crafts, and singing and dancing were featured throughout.
Stories, music and food were a big part.
The week wound up on Friday with a lunch of salads and barbecued hot dogs for the volunteers, participants and their families.
“This is the best barbecue ever!” one little girl was heard to exclaim as she inspected the offerings on the table.
Children as well as adults had a lot of fun throughout the week and the church will likely plan another for next summer.
By Charlene Wirtz