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Poland North Fun Day blazes with enjoyment

June 12, 2014
By J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

Even though Poland North Elementary still had to make up two more calamity days on Monday, the students forgot all about schoolwork and enjoyed Fun Day.

According to North's PTO President Amy O'Hara, the event took months to plan and would have been too hard to move.

''This is my last big event as president,'' O'Hara said. ''I have been planning this since March.

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Photos by J.T. Whitehouse, Town Crier
Poland North PTO volunteer Beverly Timms was busy serving sno-cones to students on Fun Day held outdoors on Monday. She is pictured serving first-graders Mylee Servenack and Tyson Tarajack.

As a theme, she relied on her family. Her husband, Scott O'Hara, is a Poland firefighter, as is her father-in-law, Bill O'Hara. She decided to go with the theme ''Firing up Fun,'' including games related to firefighting.

In one game, kids had to put on youth-sized fire uniforms and boots and then run a garden hose through an obstacle course. Others were related to fire and water, including a water pistol game and a dunk tank that had school officials and Poland fire cadets serving as the dunkees.

O'Hara said she had over 50 adult and parent volunteers help put Fun Day on. Games, crafts and bounce-arounds were set up outside on the lawn. Each classroom got to spend 20 minutes at the stations. And before the end of the day, every student received a special treat.

The PTO volunteers helped staff a sno-cone machine. It was a big hit with the kids, who got to choose if they wanted one of the delicious flavors or all of them.



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