Spring Fling brings Earth Day to Elkin


By Wendy Byerly Wood - [email protected]



Chloe Shugart, 3, takes her time picking out a prize-winning duck from Harold Johnson’s “pond” at the Spring Fling fundraiser held Friday night by Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool.


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Lillie Felts, 5, picks out her prize from Alleta Johnson at the duck hunt game at the Spring Fling fundraiser held Friday night by Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool.


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Caylan Caudle, 5, right, toss an insect-shaped egg at the “flowers” as his brother, Ian, 3, left, and Jack Hogan, 5, look on during the Spring Fling fundraiser held Friday night by Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool.


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Malley Cranford, left, 1, and Cole Scott, 2, enjoy the indoor bounce house at the Spring Fling fundraiser held Friday night by Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool.


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Holly Brewer, right, gets ready to paint a dinosaur on 4-year-old Carter Murphy’s face at the Spring Fling fundraiser held Friday night by Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool. Carter’s sister, Zoey, 3, watches with her face already adorned.


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Lisa Williams, left, watches as Dr. Jane Riley and Kate Felts look at Paparazzi jewelry for sale at the Spring Fling fundraiser held Friday night by Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool. Felts also was on hand selling handmade hairbows and other items.


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Cole Scott, 2, helps a frog leap across a pond as his mother, Kayla Felts, helps him at the Spring Fling fundraiser held Friday night by Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool.


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Nature-related games filled the classrooms of Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool Friday night as a first-time Spring Fling fundraiser was forced inside due rainy weather. But the change of venue didn’t dampen children’s fun.

“We had originally just picked a day, and then we found out it was Earth Day, so we geared the fundraiser around that and took the opportunity to celebrate the Earth,” said teacher Misty Cranford, organizer for the Spring Fling.

Staff as well as parent volunteers assisted with the games in the preschool rooms, while vendors sold their wares in the fellowship hall along with concessions.

The Earth games ranged from leap frog on a table, to pick a duck for a prize, to insect-shaped egg toss into buckets decorated like flowers. Other activities included face painting and an indoor bounce house.

“The rain may have put a tamper on how many came out, but there have been at least 100 people here,” said teacher Janet Adams who was manning the ticket table.

Admission fee for each child was $10, with adults admitted free. The preschool had sold 30 advanced tickets and had several others attend the event as well.

The adults were entered in a drawing for a selection of door prizes provided by the vendors.

The fundraiser benefited the preschool program.

Wendy Byerly Wood may be reached at 336-258-4035 or on Twitter @wendywoodeditor.

Chloe Shugart, 3, takes her time picking out a prize-winning duck from Harold Johnson’s “pond” at the Spring Fling fundraiser held Friday night by Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_DSC_1150-1.jpgChloe Shugart, 3, takes her time picking out a prize-winning duck from Harold Johnson’s “pond” at the Spring Fling fundraiser held Friday night by Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool. Wendy Byerly Wood | The Tribune

Lillie Felts, 5, picks out her prize from Alleta Johnson at the duck hunt game at the Spring Fling fundraiser held Friday night by Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_DSC_1149.jpgLillie Felts, 5, picks out her prize from Alleta Johnson at the duck hunt game at the Spring Fling fundraiser held Friday night by Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool. Wendy Byerly Wood | The Tribune

Caylan Caudle, 5, right, toss an insect-shaped egg at the “flowers” as his brother, Ian, 3, left, and Jack Hogan, 5, look on during the Spring Fling fundraiser held Friday night by Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_DSC_1145.jpgCaylan Caudle, 5, right, toss an insect-shaped egg at the “flowers” as his brother, Ian, 3, left, and Jack Hogan, 5, look on during the Spring Fling fundraiser held Friday night by Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool. Wendy Byerly Wood | The Tribune

Malley Cranford, left, 1, and Cole Scott, 2, enjoy the indoor bounce house at the Spring Fling fundraiser held Friday night by Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_DSC_1139.jpgMalley Cranford, left, 1, and Cole Scott, 2, enjoy the indoor bounce house at the Spring Fling fundraiser held Friday night by Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool. Wendy Byerly Wood | The Tribune

Holly Brewer, right, gets ready to paint a dinosaur on 4-year-old Carter Murphy’s face at the Spring Fling fundraiser held Friday night by Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool. Carter’s sister, Zoey, 3, watches with her face already adorned.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_DSC_1157.jpgHolly Brewer, right, gets ready to paint a dinosaur on 4-year-old Carter Murphy’s face at the Spring Fling fundraiser held Friday night by Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool. Carter’s sister, Zoey, 3, watches with her face already adorned. Wendy Byerly Wood | The Tribune

Lisa Williams, left, watches as Dr. Jane Riley and Kate Felts look at Paparazzi jewelry for sale at the Spring Fling fundraiser held Friday night by Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool. Felts also was on hand selling handmade hairbows and other items.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_DSC_1161.jpgLisa Williams, left, watches as Dr. Jane Riley and Kate Felts look at Paparazzi jewelry for sale at the Spring Fling fundraiser held Friday night by Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool. Felts also was on hand selling handmade hairbows and other items. Wendy Byerly Wood | The Tribune

Cole Scott, 2, helps a frog leap across a pond as his mother, Kayla Felts, helps him at the Spring Fling fundraiser held Friday night by Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_DSC_1160.jpgCole Scott, 2, helps a frog leap across a pond as his mother, Kayla Felts, helps him at the Spring Fling fundraiser held Friday night by Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool. Wendy Byerly Wood | The Tribune

By Wendy Byerly Wood

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