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Youth Invasion Begins in Salem

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

Youth Invasion 2014 in Salem will kick off Wednesday evening, with some new twists this year.  Angie Courtright says 80 kids and 20 adult volunteers are signed up for the program that will continue through Saturday.  

"We'll be sending a couple of teams down every day to Mt. Vernon to work at the lifeboat alliance shelter...and each day we're also sending out a mobile bible school...it's all free to the public" Courtright said.

Courtright says there are 20 projects that will be completed for residents who don't have the finances to do the work themselves.

"We'll be working on some porch repair, some gutter repair, replacing some storm doors, as well as some yard work and general maintenance projects" said Courtright.

Courtright says another five or six projects are on the waiting list if time allows for them to be completed.   

The Youth Invasion begins with a rally at six Wednesday night at the Grace Church of the Nazarene.  There will be a time of worship, music, games, and food.  The teens will then be assigned to their projects Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  The mobile bible school will be at the entrance to Salem Mobile Home Park on North Broadway at 9:30 Thursday morning and at Andrew Jackson Park on Trenary Street at 9:30 Friday morning.  The Backyard Bible School will be at Bryan Memorial Park Shelter #1.

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