LB Fun Festival set for May 21

The school year is nearly over, and that means plenty of fun on tap for the school-age crowd. But on May 21, kids of all ages can get together for some pre-vacation fun at Lord Baltimore Elementary School’s Fun Festival.

The annual event will take place this year on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day will be filled with games, crafts and other activities for students and their families. Sherry Hudson, third-grade teacher at LB, said there will be a moon bounce, a dunking booth and crafts, including sand art and face painting, as well as horse rides and a “kiddie” train.

The festival has evolved over time as a way for students to interact with their teachers in a fun way, “with no stress,” joked Hudson.

In the past, the event has enjoyed great turnouts and good weather.

This year, one of the main attractions – the dunking booth – will be brought back for students to get the chance to dunk some teachers and other school workers. Another main attraction, horse rides, will be available, too.

Miken Builders will be on hand to assist students with the construction of bird houses, and Papa John’s will be selling pizza.

Children and families can purchase tickets at the entrance to the festival, and the tickets can be used for the games, crafts and more. The funds raised from ticket sales are used to help buy things for the school, such as SMART Boards, books, extra supplies and anything else that can help in the classroom.

“Anything we need to fund,” explained Hudson, adding that sometimes they keep some of the proceeds for festival start-up costs for the following year.

She added that, in addition to Papa John’s and Miken Builders supporting the festival, they receive support from Mediacom and Hocker’s.