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Spring Fling!

On Friday, April 8th, our Spring Fling welcomed families into the gym, providing games, food, and prizes to those who attended.

Children lined up for the egg hunt.

Historically, Salem has hosted a Fall Festival at the end of October every year. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, however, we have not had a Fall Festival since October 2019! This year, we made the decision to postpone the festival until the Spring semester. The Fall Festival became this year’s Spring Fling.

Teams of staff, parents, and students, led by Carol Lambeth and Melissa Meyers, volunteered their time to prepare for a successful event. Before the doors opened at 5 PM, they bagged candy, stuffed and hid Easter eggs, set up games and booths, decorated, and arranged door prizes. After the event, these teams also helped clean up the gym and store the equipment.

Inside the gym, 19 different games and activities were available for attendees, including Plinko, the cake-walk, bowling, an inflatable slide, the hungry bunny toss, and many others! Outside, younger children enjoyed an Easter egg hunt, too. We also had plenty of great food options. Our athletic department worked in the concession stand, the 4th grade sold pizza and drinks, and the cheerleaders sold baked goods! Snow cones, cotton candy, and fried Oreo cookies were also available. Every 15 minutes, a lucky winner received a door prize! Door prizes were donated by Raye Caraway Photography, Farm Bureau, WBFJ, Susan Marra, and several faculty and staff members.

Images of attendees enjoying fun and fellowship.

We are so happy with the great turn-out we had for this event! Students from all grade levels came out to have fun and play games. Carson Morrison, a 5th grader, couldn’t pick a favorite activity, saying, “I thought all the games were really fun!” Freshman Amy Faith Cardwell was one of our student volunteers this year. She has been attending the Fall Festival since she was in elementary school and was excited for the Spring Fling this year. Amy Faith volunteered at the snow cones booth and at the Ball in Basket game. She liked seeing how much everyone enjoyed the event, from those playing games to those who volunteered. Amy Faith’s favorite part this year was the fried Oreos!

Attendees enjoying treats, snow cones, pizza, and Oreo bites.

In addition to all of the fun and fellowship, two of the stations at the Spring Fling were fundraisers. One was for a family going through a medical crisis and the other was a fundraiser for the SBC youth group mission trip that is planned for this summer. We hope these groups are blessed greatly through the funds raised on Friday!

Melissa Myers, one of the event coordinators, said, “For me, the most exciting part was watching all the smiles, laughs, fun, and fellowship. It was great to be able to have a relaxed evening chatting with parents and students in the midst of the fun.” She also praised Carol Lambeth, saying, "While there is a lot involved in hosting the Spring Fling/Fall Festival, it was my pleasure to team up with Carol Lambeth. Carol has been the lead for this event for some time and her years of experience, planning, and record-keeping made it an ideal event to be a part of.”

Images of faculty, students, vendors, and friends, and fun!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered and donated to make this event successful! We can't wait to be able to host the annual fall festival again this coming October. Look for more information once the 2022-2023 school year begins!

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