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VBS planned as drive-in

A pandemic can’t keep God’s power from being shared with families, as this year’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) will go on in Cornell. Rescheduled to Wednesday, July 8, and Thursday, July 9, VBS will be a drive-in affair, with the theme of Rocky Railway.

“It will be a lot like VBS, only pre-recorded,” said coordinator Jenny Blaisdell. “The big screen will have music videos so families can jam along and dance (as much as you can in a car), incredible Bible stories told by local pastors, Bible Memory Buddies for practicing God’s word…and so much more.”

Located at 1605 South Eighth Street (about a mile south of the Cornell High School) at a large outdoor area, from 9-10 p.m. each night of the event, cars can pull into the entrance on the east side of the road. A ticket booth will have information and helpers will direct cars where to park.

By tuning the car radio to 107.7 FM, families will receive audio that matches what’s playing on the big screen.

“Some of the agenda is still being hammered out, but it’s really going to be a special night for all ages,” said Blaisdell.

As part of the fun, anyone of any age, can learn a Bible verse from Wednesday to Thursday, and earn a free t-shirt. Packets will also be sent home to participants, including things like snacks, simple craft materials to follow along with a demo and other resources.

Pre-registration is encouraged and can be done online at, or by picking up paper forms at KJ’s Fresh Market in Cornell. If anyone is interested in volunteering for the event or would like to pre-register by phone, they can call 715-202-0374.

“We can’t wait to see the whole area filled with cars,” said Blaisdell.