Saturday, June 26, 2010

1985 Soperton UMC VBS

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June 26, 1985

Soperton United Methodist Church's Vacation Bible School
Wonder when and where the first Vacation Bible School began? Other than family support, VBS may be the most important "vehicle" to introduce children to Jesus. This group is on the steps of Soperton UMC during their VBS week. How many people do you recognize; name them in a comment.

Others that week: Winners of the Sportsmen's Club fishing contest, Clayton Stephens, Wayne Hooks, John Lee and Winford Smith with Sammie Meeks with DDA sign, Little League teams, Coloring Contest, marijuana at the jail, THS athletes in the weight room, Gillis Farm honored by Polled Hereford Association (they began raising them in the 1940s).


Anonymous said...

Thanks to June Harrell for identifying most of the people.
Top row (l-r): Judy Gillis, Ling Stephens, Terri walden Sonja Durden, Rhonda Howell and Delores Howell, Claudia Pullen.
Second row: Chris Rogers, Jessica Horne, ?, ?, ?, Margarite Gillis, Holly Gillis, Lisa Arrington, Amy Rogers.
Third row: Jim Gillis, Chris Carr, Matt Crowe, Ben Gillis, Jody Rogers, Will Peterson, ?, Reese Lawhon?, ?.
Fourth row: ?, ?, ?, ?, Carolyn Gillis, April Rogers, Susan Barrett, Laura Thompson, ?, ?.
Bottom row: Rev. Ronnie Howell, ?, Michael Howell, Matt Walden, Jarrod Walden, ?, ?, Melissa Horne, ? Adam Horne, Cynthia Horne.

Anonymous said...

Next to Laura Thompson, the little toddler, is my oldest son, Chris Pace!!

=) Cathy M. Pace

Anonymous said...

Top row, 4th from left, Amanda Phinney, late granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hall