photo courtesy of Marci Lail
About 90 Indian Land Middle School students enjoy snacks at Salem United Methodist Church in Florence after their bus broke down in the church parking lot following a class trip to Myrtle Beach on April 10. Church members also pitched in to feed the kids a hot dog supper, while an off-duty S.C. Department of Transportation employee helped get the bus back on the road.
Bender column: Let’s thank church that helped ILMS students

On April 9-10, I helped chaperone a field trip for the Indian Land Middle School sixth-graders to Myrtle Beach. One-hundred-and-three folks took two rental buses on the trip, and we learned about medieval times, sharks, alligators and, eventually, we learned just a little bit about life.
Right after lunch on Friday, we piled into the buses, counted our kids one last time, and began our ride home.