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Churches Sponsor Evening For Families At Splash-Down

Nina Culver Correspondent

Families are invited to attend an evening of fun at Splash-Down at the Valley Mission Park.

The event is sponsored by the Odyssey program, a mid-week program for kids in preschool through the sixth grade at area churches. The interdenominational program is used at over 500 churches across the United States.

The annual event, held this year from 4 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, typically draws more than 1,000 people. There will be giveaways, a puppet show, food, and a sing-along from 7 to 7:30 p.m. KTSL radio will be broadcasting live.

Admission is $5 per person. Those age three and under and age 60 and over are free. Spectators must pay $3.50. Those attending must say the word “Odyssey” to receive the $5 admission price.

School supplies needed

The Veradale United Church of Christ, 611 N. Progress Road, is requesting donations of school supplies that will be given to low-income children in the area. Suggested supplies include notebook paper, binders, folders, backpacks, crayons, colored pencils, markers, glue, pencils, pens, erasers, rulers, compasses, and scissors.

The supplies will be given to the Spokane Valley Center of Sharing for distribution on Aug. 20. Donations may be brought to the church or the center, located at 11922 E. First Ave.

Low-income families who want to receive some of the supplies need to sign up at the center on the next two Wednesdays, Aug. 6 and 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and bring proof of income.

For more information call the church office at 926-7173 or the center at 927-1153.

Vacation Bible school

The Valley Bible Church, 3021 S. Sullivan, will host a vacation Bible school this week for kids ages four through the sixth grade. Classes will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.

The week-long program will include singing, skits, crafts, games, and Bible stories. The week will wrap up with a family BBQ and musical program on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Registration for the free program will take place on the first day of classes. For more information, call the church office at 928-5161.

Rummage sale today

The St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 410 N. Farr Road, will host its annual rummage sale today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch and snacks will be available.

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