The words Nathaniel Enriquez, 8, uses to describe why he enjoys the Awana religious education program are a testament to its popularity among children.

“You get to learn stuff like Bible verses and Bible stories,” Enriquez said, describing what he does at Awana meetings.

Note, he said, “get to.”

Enriquez, who has participated in the program since his preschool years, said the program is also a lot of fun.

Rachel Kistler, Awana director, said she would like more people to know about the program, which meets from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the Wiesbaden Middle School gym. The program is nondenominational Christian, and children 3 years old through sixth grade are welcome to participate, she said.

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