Friday, June 15, 2012
By EARTHA TERRELL
Harsh winds and a cold rain couldn’t stop St. Christine’s students from enjoying themselves during the annual picnic June 1.
“It’s a fun-filled day for kids and they look forward to it,” said mother and volunteer Julie Stefanec, from Boardman.
Flashing camera lights and red carpets filled the hallways of the school, which corresponded with the event’s theme “Hollywood.”
Students scattered throughout the building participating in relay races and other Hollywood-inspired activities. Younger students were given director clipboards and older students got their own Hollywood theme photo booth.
“They absolutely love it and I never hear complaints,” Goss said.
The event also brought unity to each grade level. Fifth-grade students designed their shirts to honor a fellow classmate diagnosed with bone cancer. They donated the proceeds for their classmate’s medical bills.
“He is one of our friends and I wanted to help him get through this,” said fifth-grade student Fletcher Christie, from Canfield. The act made a huge impression on teachers, as well as Home in School members, the school’s version of PTA.
“I’m so proud that they did that and I’m proud that my children attend this school because it’s such a loving and caring environment,” Goss said.
Although preparing for the picnic was no easy feat, it was well worth the many hours and planning.
“It puts a smile on our faces and in our hearts to know all the hard work paid off,” Goss said.