Summer in Mexia a time for vacation Bible school

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Vacation Bible school students work on constructing scarecrows with their arts and craft supplies at Mexia’s St. Luke United Methodist Church last week. Shown here, from left and going clockwise, are Kamiyah Pritchett, 7, Trynity Hicks, 8, Ty Strong, 8, Makayla Banks, 7, Kiara Busby, 8, Devon West, 8, Jordan Banks, 6, (obscured), and Amauri Smith, 7. See more photos on Page 8. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

St. Luke United Methodist Church, of Mexia, revived its vacation Bible school this summer after a hiatus of many years.

Vacation Bible school, a common activity in Christian churches, usually consists of four or five days of fun activities with a religious theme held during the summer months for children from kindergarten through at least fifth grade, if not higher.

St. Luke UMC held its VBS last week, Monday through Friday, July 22-26, with the help of volunteers from the congregation: teachers Mary Burns, Lavonda McCrary, Darron Collins and Jackie Smith; and aides Rosie Durham, Brittney Jones, Mariyah Wiley and Myron Thompson.

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