Most youngsters who decided to attend a vacation Bible school event expect to spend a few hours learning about Jesus, God and have a little fun. The students signing up for the Fairlanes Baptist Church are certainly aiming to do all of the above - and help out a local family or two out.
Fairlanes Baptist Church officials announced they would be putting a special twist to their upcoming VBS experience, utilizing a new outreach program to help provide aid to a family impacted by the May 11 wildfire that destroyed more than 230 homes at Lake Meredith.
As part of the new program, children attending the church’s “Blast Off VBS” will compete in a Boys. vs. Girls Offering.” During the four-day event, the VBS boys and girls will compete to see who can donate the largest number of pennies.
Those pennies, in turn, will be used to help victims of the wildfire.
“Our boys and girls will face off to see who can collect more pennies,” said Linda Blackwell, who serves as the church’s VBS co-director with Mandy Shelton.
Fairlanes Baptist Church’s “Blast Off VBS” is scheduled to get under way on July 21, beginning at 5:15 p.m. The event will run through July 23.
For more information, or to help contribute to the penny total, contact the Fairlanes Baptist Church at (806) 273-6479.