Vacation Bible School starts July 31

Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s that time of year again! Vacation Bible School is just around the corner. It will be held from Monday, July 31 – Friday Aug. 4 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, located at 251 Main St. in Akron.

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