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Learning the ropes

Ross Thompson, a third-grader at East Newton Elementary School, is getting a little help making rope from several colors of yarn, from Coley Cooper at Winter Vacation Bible School. First Baptist Church of Covington, located on Floyd Street, is taking a non-traditional approach to VBS by introducing a winter session. This week, while Newton County youngsters are on break from school, 130 volunteers will entertain approximately 100 kids each day. Featured will be Bible lessons, hands-on arts and crafts representative of the way things were done in Jesus' time and lots of music. The group will present a closing program Friday night at 7 p.m. consisting of Jewish songs and dance, as well as a Last Supper drama. The public is invited.


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