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Bible School has ended with a wonderful program, "The Incredible Race," put on by children who attended from the Crawfordsville and Ainsworth churches. Between 30 and 35 children were in attendance from preschool through 5th grade.
At the beginning of every day, they entered through the back door and boarded a plane for the Runway Cafe where they ate a light meal and then split into groups with their team leaders. Each day they went to a different continent. They went to South American, Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. They had Bible lessons and learned verses, did crafts, had outdoor activities and music.
The "race" wasn't actually a race, but it referred to all the children experiencing the loving God of all human races and visiting with all the different cultures during the week. They learned about connecting all human races and although everyone is different, yet we are all the same.
The decorations were amazing and there were many team leaders and parents of the children who did an incredible job helping out in various ways, from the decorating to the clean up. The crafts included making boa constrictors from men's neckties, hot air balloons, I.D. cards and first aid kits.
Many pictures were taken during the week, which the children got to take home with them. There was a bridge made out of pallets, the Runway Cafe and the Refueling station.
Pastor Jason, who was in charge of the music, wants to thank everyone who helped out, the cooks, parents, all team leaders, those that helped with crafts, decorating, and those that were just there to lend a helping hand, especially Duane Lewis, who was there helping where and whenever needed. Excellent job everyone!
White Cloud Club
Six members of the White Cloud Club met Wednesday, July 7 for lunch at the Pizza Ranch in Washington.
Pauline opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and members answered roll call by sharing a favorite recipe.
Pat read the minutes of the last meeting and they were approved as read. The treasurer's report was also given.
The tour committee reported checking into several interesting surrounding places to visit. This will be decided next month.
Those attending were Jolene Colthurst, Betty Lintz, Margaret Patterson, Pat Miller, Pauline Richardson and Virginia Sands.
The next meeting will be a potluck on Sunday, Aug. 1 at the United Church of Crawfordsville at 6 p.m.