Irvington Baptist Church held its 2019 Vacation Bible School during the week of June 24 through the 28. The day began at 8:45 a.m. and included Bible Study, music, missions, crafts, recreation and concluded at 1 p.m. with a luncheon provided each day by “The Kitchen Brothers” Ric Conkle, head chef with helpers Billy Bryant, Joe Forrester, Tom Fowler, David Headley, and Joe Zeb.
Director Patsy Conkle reports that 55 youth and adults were registered with an average daily attendance of 49. Everyone was treated to a special program when Richmond County Sheriff Steve Smith and Animal Control Officer Chance Herbert visited and talked about the new animal shelter that recently opened in Richmond County, which included a hands-on demonstration about how deputies care for animals. The VBS collected items throughout the week for the new shelter, and these were presented to Officer Herbert and LT Aaron Conkle the closing day of VBS. Also, Director Conkle presented the Church’s Youth Director Hazel Farmer with a portion of the VBS daily collection to help with the youth’s upcoming mission trip to the Virginia Baptist Camp Eagle Eyrie. A portion of the collection was also in support of The Lancashire Bingo Program.
Director Conkle extends a very special thanks to everyone who made this year’s VBS such a wonderful experience for both the youth and adults. She also extends a special thanks to Sheriff Smith and his team for visiting with everyone.
Richmond County Sheriff, Steve Smith and Animal Control Officer Chance Herbert attended
Irvington Baptist’s VBS program to help the kids collect items for the new animal shelter.