It's been nine years since Marge Adams decided it was time to help kids in Grovetown have something to do during the summer months.
After waiting for someone else to take action, the Grovetown council woman decided to create a week long camp designed to help keep kids away from drugs, and the children responded.
"I just thought somebody needed to do something for the kids," she said minutes after feeding this year's batch of campers.
Over the years, surrounding organizations have joined her cause. This year, Grovetown Public Safety officers volunteered their time and helped keep the kids busy by playing games and just talking to them.
Soldiers from Ft. Gordon were also on hand late in the week to help entertain the more than 60 kids who attended the camp.
The highlight of each day though, was the shower they get from the water hose of a fire truck, Adams said.
"The kids really like to run around in the water," she said.
Grovetown Public Safety Capt. Gary Owens said the camp gives officers a chance to meet the kids and the kids a chance to see officers are there to help.
"We just want to be able to show them that we are there if they need us." he said. "But Marge is the one who is really the driving force behind this thing."
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