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North Elementary to hold 10th annual Spring Fling

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By Jesef Williams

ComeouttoNorthElementarySchoolonSaturdayforaneventthatisintendedtobefunforchildrenofallagesaswellasadults.The10thannualSpringFlingFestivalisfrom10a.m.to4p.m.Proceedsfromtheeventwillgotowardplaygroundequipmentforkindergartenstudentsandnewcomputersfortheschool.“It’safamilyevent,”saidTerrySchonberg,co-chairoftheSpringFlingcommittee.“There’ssomethingforeverybody.”Rockclimbing,hayridesandtracklesstrainrideswillbesetup.Therewillbenine“megarides”inall.YouwillalsogetthechancetohaveyourfacepaintedandenjoyentertainmentfromtheNorthElementarychorus,theTumbleandRollAll-StarCheerleadersandareasingers,includingtheHometownIdolwinner.Hamburgerandhotdogluncheswillbesold.Popcorn,nachosandvariousdessertswillalsobeavailableduringthefestival.Youcanbuyanadvanced$16all-inclusivewristbandthatwillgiveyouaccesstoalltheactivitiespluslunch.Asimilarwristbandfor$13includeseverythingexceptrockclimbing.Wristbandsfor$2extrawillbesoldattheevent.RaffleaddedForthefirsttime,theSpringFlingFestivalwillincludearaffle.Ticketsare$5each.Morethan20prizeswillberaffled,includingaNintendoWiiwithatelevision,adiamondPalmettotreependantandaSpringmaidweekendvacationtothemountains.Morethan400ticketshavebeensoldthusfar.Youdon’thavetobeatthefestivaltowin.Youcanalsobuyaticketthatday.“Wegotsomereallygreatitemsintheraffle.That’sthebigthingthisyear,”Schonbergsaid.Theeventwillbeheldrainorshine,andorganizershopetodrawatleast18,0000people,whichwastheapproximateattendancelastyear.Fordetailsaboutthefestivalortobuyawristbandorraffleticket,calltheschoolat283-9918.

ContactJesefWilliamsat283-1152orjwilliams@thelancasternews.com