Lots going on in Haywood

By Vicki Hyatt | Jun 18, 2012
Photo by: Vicki Hyatt Isaiah Smith practices during summer band camp.

Even when school is out, it is easy to find youngsters who are still learning.

Just today I stopped by the Salvation Army where about 30 are enrolled in the two-week summer band camp. The students are not only learning to play a brass instrument, but get to choose a second area such as guitar, the drums or a rhythm instrument. Chorus is also offered. The youngest students had a plausible "Mary Had A Little Lamb" tune going and the middle school group sounded delightful. There will be a end-of-camp performance at 6 p.m. Friday at the Salvation Army Chapel.

At the Hazelwood Baptist Church Vacation Bible School, most students were at desks learning about the day's theme, God's power over nature. The craft area featured snow globes that contained a rock inscribed with "Awesome God, Amazing Power," and Tasha Bird, the church's youth director, shared the story of the day about God's miracle at the Jordan River just before children participated in a game representing the story. There's about 100 students in the week-long program, and it is one of many Vacation Bible School programs being held across the county this summer.

Stopping by events such as this is just plain fun. All seemed to be having a good time, and it is obvious there is still learning going on.

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