Vacation Bible school at Calvary Presbyterian.

Wilson Daily Times, 24 June 1929.

Samuel H. Vick, who helped establish Calvary Presbyterian Church, was an early proponent of the Sunday School movement. In 1929, two hundred children enrolled in classes taught by ten teachers and looked forward to “a dramatic recital by a blind girl, and several Biblical dramatizations by the students.”

[Sidenote: For a summer or two circa 1970, when its new edifice was under construction, Calvary held its Vacation Bible School on the first floor of Mercy Hospital, which had closed in 1964. My cousin and closest friends were church members; I tagged along. My  recollections are fleeting — singing “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore,” crafts with popsicle sticks and marbles, recess on the front lawn, and an unfortunate accident in which the scab was ripped from my smallpox vaccination scar.]

Clipping courtesy of J. Robert Boykin III.

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