Stories and songs and games, oh my!

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.

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Vacation bible school: not just for kids! Mark Eliason gets into the spirit of things.

Volunteers, some from out of town, assisted Pastor Tim Irvine and his wife Karri during the week’s activities.

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Marilee Lazar gives a game demonstration.

Forty-nine children participated and 23 volunteers helped keep things rolling smoothly.

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Indoor and outdoor games, crafts, and singing and dancing were featured throughout.

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Stories, music and food were a big part.

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The week wound up on Friday with a lunch of salads and barbecued hot dogs for the volunteers, participants and their families.

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“This is the best barbecue ever!” one little girl was heard to exclaim as she inspected the offerings on the table.

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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

Wadena News


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