Happy Wednesday, Dawson Springs. As coordinator of Fun Night, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of my fellow members of the Dawson Springs Community Schools Parent-Teacher Organization to invite you to bring a lawn chair on down to the city park on Friday night for some fine entertainment.
Due to construction on the baseball field at the municipal park, the Fun Night games will return to the softball field.
Fun Night is a back-to-school activity that is hosted by the PTO each year. This year marks the 43rd annual Fun Night games; the first Fun Night was held in the summer of 1974.
I have been the coordinator of Fun Night since 2003 — it is my favorite night of the year. In recent tradition, Fun Night is held on the second Friday after school resumes after summer break, but due to last week’s historical eclipse, Fun Night festivities were postponed a week this year.
Fun Night events include the mega obstacle course relay (hurricane, izzy dizzy aerobics, wheel barrow run, soccer kick, and train run), egg toss, egg relay, balancing act, tape run, balloon toss, mummy wrap, bucket brigade relay, sponge brigade, and tug-of-war. The games for grades 5-8 will begin at 5:30 p.m. The high school competition will start at approximately 7:45 p.m., or shortly after the first session of games.
The class with the highest point total at the end of each section of events (5-8 and 9-12) will be awarded the grand prize of $100 from the PTO. Second place wins $50, third place receives $25 and fourth place collects $10.
The PTO also presents a “Class Spirit Award” of $25 to the class in each section (5-8 and 9-12) that displays the greatest show of class spirit, as determined by timekeepers, during the contests.
Take it from me, the class spirit award itself is worth the trip down to the park. The pride that these students show for their class, school and community is awesome.
The class spirit award was instituted as a part of the games back in 2003.
The annual Fun Night dances will be held following each section of games at the multi-purpose room of the high school. Admission is $2 per student. The dance for grades 5-8 is scheduled for 7:45-9:15 p.m.; the high school dance will be held from 9:30-11 p.m.
Only students currently enrolled at DSCS will be permitted to enter the dances. Concessions, thanks the fabulous Lori Back, will be available at the park during the games and in the high school lobby during the dances.
If you are a parent or guardian of a student in grades 5-12 at DSCS and would like to serve as a chaperone at one (or both) of the dances, we’ll be happy to have you aboard. Please give me a call if you are willing to chaperone. (You must have a background check completed and on file at the school in order to volunteer.)
I hope to see you down at the city park on Friday night. Please remember to bring a lawn chair to comfortably enjoy the games.
Until next time, thanks for reading. Please notify me of your doings in Dawson Springs, as I look forward to your emails, calls, and chats.