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(WBIR-Knoxville) For some kids, it's the three most sought after days of the whole summer.

"It shows how great it is and how much we appreciate it," Kelsey Vaughn, the program director at the Wesley House said Wednesday -- talking about MAD in the City, or "Making a Difference." It's a three-day event that brings kids who attend the community center, and Church Street United Methodist Church together.

"I know a lot of them when they were a lot younger when I first started," said church member Chloe Beth Armstrong. The high school senior said the program is a win-win.

"(My parents) wanted me to come and be out of my shell and meet new people, so they really wanted me to participate in MAD in the City because of the great relationships," she said.

The program includes morning academic time, and in the afternoon the kids have a little more fun. On Wednesday, that included a water slide.

"It's a week that everyone looks forward to all summer, and us being in this building with the number of kids we now have," Vaughn said.

This is the program's 15th year.

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