Tamaqua students hold Fun Day to benefit the ACS
Andrew Leibenguth/Times News Elementary School teacher Mr. Murphy receives a pie in the face from his daughter, Molly Murphy, for having his class raise the highest amount of donations for the American Cancer Society. Brad Murphy of Original Sounds is on the right.
Tamaqua Elementary School students, dressed in patriotic red, white, and blue, held their Fun Day recently at the school.
Numerous inside and outside activities were held during the all-day event, including music, dancing, locomotion, playing on a very large inflatable gym, water balloon events, student sport competitions. Parents, teachers, High School students, and other volunteers helped with the events.
The students also held a mini Relay For Life walk. Organized by Danelle Kane, it was a final result of a die-cut fundraiser that resulted in over $1,100 raised for the American Cancer Society.
At the end of the Fun Day, all the students came together to see which class raised the most donations. Since Mr. Murphy's class raised the highest amount of donations, he was "rewarded" with a pie in the face from students Julio Perez, Molly Murphy, Hannah Murphy, and volunteer Alicia Murphy.
A T shirt design contest was also held to pick the design that went on all the shirts the students wore. Fifth grade student Kyle Kantor was the artist selected for the contest.
Brad and Kathy Murphy of Original Sounds Entertainment provided music and DJ entertainment during the event, which was organized byTara Stauffenberg and Kelly McGlinchey.