© Jamie Heap – Amherst Daily News
Sophie Patriquin's wrist shot found the back of the net during the hockey shoot at Spring Street Academy's first annual Spring Fling on Saturday.
AMHERST – The smell of freshly popped popcorn filled the air as hundreds of children of all ages sprung into spring Saturday during Spring Street Academy’s first annual Spring Fling.
Held in conjunction with home and school association, the celebration was designed to raise money for class trips.
The fling was supposed to be held two weeks ago, but was postponed by a projected winter storm. Despite the delay, a large crowd was on hand for the event.
For just $5, children received 20 tickets that were utilized for events or the canteen, which included such delicious food items as popcorn and Gatorade.
“We have enough different activities for kids that $5 will allow them to try everything once,” school principal Aaron Stubbert said. “For kids that don’t have any money, we have two free events: the ring toss, which was manned by the school’s physical education teacher Daren White, and the rock wall.”
Other activities included: balloon animals, basketball shoot, face painting, a fish pond, hockey shoot and a massive Batman challenge bouncy tent.
“With the Batman challenge, we wanted to bring something to our spring fling that kids don’t have in town,” stated Stubbert.
Archway Insurance sponsored the tent.