Why should children have all the fun? “I bet our seniors would enjoy it too,” thought Sharon Adkins several years ago. So she organized Vacation Bible School for seniors at Green Meadow Haven.
Each year it has grown larger and larger. This year the VBS for seniors was huge. Just about every resident who was able made it to the three days of fun, games, and Bible stories. It was the same spirit these “seasoned citizens” enjoyed when they were growing up.
In addition to the organizational and leadership skills of Sharon Adkins there were plenty of folks in the community who turned out to lend a hand. So here are most of them (apology in advance if anyone was left off the list). Helpers included Mary Anne Smith and her grandchildren Haylee Smith and Matthew Smith, C’Ann Norman, Charlotte Browning (the cookies were divine), Kate Adkins (on piano and guitar), Ana Craft, Bethany and daughter Molly Seals, and Leigh Adkins.
The residents got help making crafts on Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday the residents decorated small boxes with a Christian theme. They were given to them for storing small items in their room. Bible bookmarks were the craft for Thursday. In addition to other helpers, Paige, Trevor and Dolly Bell gave a helping hand with decorating the bookmarks.
On Friday afternoon Paige Bell and her children Trevor and Dolly dropped by to assist with preparing and serving banana splits. Dawn Brewer, Jane LeBrun, and Laura Tomerlin came by to help out also. And the kids got into leading the singing on a couple of songs including their favorite “Jesus Loves Me.”
At the conclusion on Friday, Sharon Adkins expressed her gratitude to all the members of the local community who pitched in this year. And she gave thanks for the Green Meadow Haven staffers for help with the banana splits. Adkins said she is tired but grateful for the opportunity. She closed with “I hope you and I will be back again next summer, and we can do it again.”