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The annual Vacation Bible School in Philomath, organized by Living Faith Community Church, is changing things up this year with a single event on Saturday, Aug. 7 at the rodeo grounds.

Typically, VBS takes place over a week’s time at the middle school, however, because of pandemic restrictions that have been in place, the school district is not yet renting facilities. As a result, organizers have moved to the Philomath Frolic & Rodeo facilities in Skirvin Park and are planning a “family-style” lineup of activities.

This year, VBS invites youth ages 4 through those going into the fifth grade and their families to participate in “Rocky Railway VBS.” A faith-filled adventure is planned with games, discoveries and music at each “railway station.”

A free dinner will be included in the evening’s offerings, along with a drive-in movie to top off the night.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

VBS plans to begin promptly at 5 p.m. — parking opens at 4:15 p.m. with vehicles instructed to use the South 11th Street entrance. Participants are advised to bring easy-to-carry chairs or perhaps a blanket to have available to them as they travel around the Rocky Railway stations.

For more information and to register, go online to For those with questions, call Carla Kaminga at 541-760-4756.