Westborough's Armstrong School celebrates “Family Fun Day”
By Bonnie Adams, Government Editor
Westborough – The Armstrong Elementary School was bustling with energy and fun March 24 as the school community came together for Family Fun Day.
The event, sponsored by the Armstrong Parent Group (APG) featured a cake walk, basket raffles, magic show courtesy of Mr. Magic, arts and crafts, games in the gym, and many other activities.
Victoria Eastment, who noted that she was “5 ¾” and her sister, Sarah was “3 ¾,” attended with their mother, Tina Marie.
“We'se having a lot of fun,” Victoria said.
The pizza she was enjoying was one of her favorite parts of the day, she added.
Jonathan Barr, 14, is an eighth-grade student at the Gibbons Middle School, but he said he didn's mind giving up part of his Saturday to attend the event with his younger brother, Colin, 7.
“The giant slide [in the gym] was really cool,” Colin said.
Third-grade student Sam Kreel, 8, had so much fun at previous events that this year he invited his cousin, Braden Dupont, 7, to attend, too. Braden is a student at the Floral Street School in Shrewsbury.
Both boys had gotten their faces painted and enjoyed making buttons in the arts and craft room.
“The basket raffles are really good,” Sam said, adding that he was hopeful that he would win one of them.
A bake sale was also held to benefit the Caroline Doiron Scholarship Fund. Caroline, the daughter of Armstrong teacher Lisa Doiron, passed away unexpectedly at only 21-months; monies raised from the bake sale will go toward a full day kindergarten scholarship in her name.
Lisa Spencer was one of the volunteers at the bake sale table.
“It's going very well,” she said. “We got so much support for this, people have been really generous. Parents and staff donated so many items.”
According to APG member Kandice Glassman, other funds raised from the event will go toward enrichment programs and activities at the school.
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