Yes, the certain signs of spring abound on the grounds of Poland's North Elementary School, where robins chirp, daffodils bloom, and flamingos perch graceful in the grass.
The flamingos, a popular Relay for Life fundraising event throughout North Elementary neighborhoods, are making their first appearance at the very school where staff members "Blackbird" and "Sunflower," spend their days, and at night sneak about the unsuspecting yards of Team North donors bringing excitement and building momentum as Poland Relay for Life nears.
Consisting of students, parents, and staff members, to date North Elementary School's Team North has raised more than $20,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Photo by Kathleen Palumbo, Town Crier correspondent
North Elementary School kindergarten students Logan Allen, Izabella Ghinda, Zackery Hull, Jamiyah Jackson, Jacob Jenkins, Samantha LaHart, Talisa Lee, Maddox Newhouse, Lucas Oslin, Matthew Paparodis, Natalee Patterson, Alex Stefek, Alyssa Thomas, Turner Thompkins, and Jacob Zura recently spent time greeting the fine feathered friends perched on the school grounds awaiting their next stop as part of Team North’s Relay for Life fundraiser.
Donations through Team North can be made payable to the American Cancer Society and mailed to Poland North Elementary School, 361 Johnston Place, Poland, Ohio 44512. Poland Relay for Life 2012 will be held July 6 and 7 at Poland Seminary High School.