Vacation Bible School A Hit

CHRISTOPHER CREEK

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Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship just completed another week of Vacation Bible School. The programs have been so popular that the children return every year and bring siblings and friends along with them, increasing the attendance every year.

This year, 50 children showed up eager to learn good lessons that we pray will stay with them forever. This year's theme was "Trailblazers following our Faithful God." All groups were divided up by ages and had names like Prairie Dogs, Buffalos, And Bears. All kinds of animals adorn the walls, as did a Western theme throughout the chapel.

Each group had a teen-age leader. They had preschool up to seventh grade, and once they have completed seventh grade and have leadership skills, they are encouraged to become leaders. The small children really look up to these leaders. They are great role models for them and we really do appreciate them taking their time to help out.

Our leaders this year were Molly Vang, Katie Vang, Jonathon Simmons, Matthew Snively, Tyler Kilbourne and Falecia Padilla. Thank you for caring about the little ones. All of you are very special.

There was a daily puppet show done by the teen leaders.

The big event was the last day when the children got to shop by using the stickers they earned all week from memorizing their Bible verses and being a good helper. The youngest was 3, and the most mature helper was 74.

Special thanks to Teresa Purtee who is everyone's teacher; to Tracy Purtee and Ann Kilbourne for being in charge of the games; Lois Jones, Bianca Malmin and Danielle Barnes for crafts; Susan Hepworth for registration; Rita Quay for refreshments; and Holly Purtee for leading the music.

Thanks to the helpers, Mary Bryan, Sharon Hepworth, Par Guevarra, Judy Snively, Ella Slaughter, Theresa Branson, BJ Schantz, Anthony Armistead and Jeremy Ruff. Thanks, to everyone that helped set this function up and to all that helped bake this year. A very special thanks to Tracy and Teresa and Holly Purtee for organizing this event on for nine years now.

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