Boonville First United Methodist Church for the past four years has sent a group of children – non-members of the church – for a week at Camp Lake Stephens near
Camp time this year was June 25-30. The 10 who attended the camp were recommended for the scholarships by local teachers. The Booneville First UMC Committee on Missions contacted the parents to see if they were interested in their child attending church camp.
The Committee on Missions – headed by Joe and Dorothy Coggins – went before the congregation requesting they fund the local project, and the church gave generously. The Prentiss County United Methodist Men, the First UMC United Methodist Women groups, several Sunday school classes as well as individuals from the congregation supported the mission project.