CRESTVIEW — Children at Woodlawn Baptist Church on Wednesday took one of their last chances to let loose and have fun before getting back to the books when school starts.
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The church’s Back to School Bash provided two inflatable slides and a bounce house for kids returning to school on Monday.
Parents were happy to bring their children to the event.
"I think it’s a great idea to get (the children) together and let them socialize and play with other kids that are going to church here," Kerrie Howard of Crestview said.
Misty Beaman brought her 5-year-old nephew Jeremiah to play.
"The kids (were) having so much fun," Beaman said.
Brandi Terrell, children’s ministry director, said the church moved the event’s location, which had been Bob Sikes Elementary School, and once featured inflatable water slides.
The change to indoors was due to unpredictable weather, she said, adding that 56 children attended this year’s event.
One of those kids was Wes Corbin, 9, a fourth-grader at Walker Elementary School.
Wes said he is ready for Monday, but has mixed feelings on school starting back up.
"I really don't like taking tests," he said. "On the other hand, I will get to see all my friends again."
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