St. Rest Baptist Church’s SMILE program will come to a close next week. They will spend their last day, Friday, July 31, in Magic Springs to close out what director Elena Black called a good summer. Students will return to school on August 12.

This year’s SMILE program at St. Rest Baptist Church has been better than ever, expanding the number of children it served and the programs offered to students.

The church is about ready to put behind it another year as the Summer Motivational Intensive Learning Experience program comes to a close next week. Elena Black, director, says it’s been a wonderful year for the students.

“Our enrollment grew this year,” she said. “It grew from about 55 to about 83 this year. It’s been good. It really has. I think we did more with more resources in terms of experts coming in, so


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