Polk Central Elementary Spring Fling Fundraiser a success

Published 11:23 am Friday, May 25, 2012

Children and parents enjoyed a successful Polk Central Elementary Spring Fling Fundraiser held May 4. (photo submitted)

On Friday, May 4, Polk Central Elementary showed its school spirit as it held its second annual Spring Fling Fundraiser.
Children and parents alike enjoyed nearly a dozen community-sponsored carnival games, a nature trail scavenger hunt, a video/karaoke gaming station as well as a “salon,” which featured nail painting, temporary tattoos and colored hair spray.
The cakewalk was a huge hit as were the adjacent bingo games held throughout the evening. Two super bingo games attracted large crowds hoping to snag tickets to Carowinds and the Mega Fun Package valued each at more than $100.
Local emergency personnel children enjoyed asking questions and getting to see demonstrations from the Polk County Fire Department and Police Department, and a helicopter from Spartanburg Regional.
The newly added silent auction allowed families to pick up favorites such as gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, product baskets, hand-painted crafts, music and food items that were generously donated. Tickets were sold for a raffle for a Kindle Fire and (four) passes to Dollywood.
In addition to a bake sale with lots of homemade goodies, which were donated by school staff and parents, Wolverine Pizza sold pizza and Eric O’Shields Food Concessions was present with hot dogs and funnel cakes.
At the end of a fun, family-oriented evening, the PTO board celebrated with a sigh after raising almost $5,000. This year’s proceeds will go to school curriculum improvements due to the new national curriculum standards changes, as well as the school’s ongoing playground improvements.
Stay tuned for next year’s Spring Fling event, which will be open to the community. Dates will be announced in early 2013.
– article submitted by Mindy Wiener

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