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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Peggy McCracken

Squarely Pegged

By Peggy McCracken

VBS kids embark
on summer road trip

Don’t we all love to take to the road in summer, going to Grandma’s house, the Grand Canyon, Disney World, or some other exotic place we’ve never visited?

I saw a bunch of kids taking that road trip Monday, without even leaving Pecos. They started out in Washington DC, the nation’s capital. By week’s end, they will have traveled all the way across the United States to Knott’s Berry Farm in California.

How is that possible? you ask. It’s easy when you have a great imagination and a road map. Debra Kinnison provided the road map from the West Park Baptist Church vacation Bible school packet.

The fun thing for me every year is seeing the faces of kids who come back summer after summer for the best VBS around. Our pastor, Rey Carreon, is always there to welcome them back with that big smile he wears constantly.

Nicolas Navarette, whom I always call Nathaniel, is one of the first to arrive. He wears a big smile, too. This year he brought his little brother and a friend. Right behind them was Samantha Rodriguez. Both their mothers work at the Enterprise, and they know a good VBS when they see it.

This year is special, because my granddaughter, Dana Goodard, flew in all the way from St. Louis, Missouri to help out Joyce Morton with arts and crafts. She enlisted a new friend, Gonzalo Reyna, to help, as well. You may know Gonzalo from Dairy Mart, where he hands out those Frito burgers and cherry lime sodas.

Several teenagers offered their services, and they are a bright spot in any VBS. Adrianna Lujan, Brian Walker and Joshua Ortiz are helping with recreation. Isaiah Porras drew duty with Grades 2-3, Juston (Brookshire) shows early-bird videos. There are probably others I am forgetting.

Gilda Vijil brought three of her grandchildren the first day, and said her older granddaughter also offered to help. You can’t get too much help for VBS.

Now some of you may not have known VBS was going on this week at West Park. It’s not too late to get in on the fun. And Friday is water day, when we bring towels and dry clothes to slip into afterward. We’ll have hot dogs, too.

In case you missed the radio and TV ads, class hours are 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Come at 8 for the video.

“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11, NIV

EDITOR’S NOTE: Peggy McCracken is Enterprise business manager. Contact her at

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