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Schoolfest 2005 brings fun to Demopolis schools

Teila Lee, who is leading the Schoolfest activities for Westside Elementary said they would get started bright and early.

We will start at 8:30 a.m. and each grade will come out for a specific time set for them,” Lee said. “We will have six inflatable and golf cart hayrides.”

Westside also plans a t-shirt and candy walk as well as a Mardis Gras bead walk.

Lee said they would also have a “create a cookie” program and concessions. Concessions will be 50 cents a piece with the exception of snow cones, which will cost $1.

Students are being asked to pay $10 which will allow them to participate in any activities as many times as they wish.

U.S. Jones Elementary also plans a fun day for Friday. Students at U.S. Jones will participate in bowling, a cakewalk, egg toss, football throw, ring toss and karaoke.

Face painting, an inflatable slide, gator rides, a jumping booth and photo booth will also be available.

Students at U.S. Jones have been asked to pay $3 to attend. Most events will be $1 with the exception of the photo booth, which will be $2. Nonpaying events will include a relay race and tug of war.

For Demopolis High School, Schoolfest will mean a much-needed break. School fest coordinator Annie Robertson said they already held events to raise funds and would use the day as a chance for students to start an early weekend.

“Our fish fry and play “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” were our big fundraisers so we are going to use that day to rest,” Robertson said. “After the students eat lunch Friday they will be dismissed with no fifth, sixth or seventh period.”

Robertson said they had met their goals and planned to reward the children for their hard work.

“After lunch they will be free to go and start their weekend early,” Robertson said. “We were able to meet our goal this year, which was to do more than last year so we are going to reward our students.”