St. Anthony’s School Spring Fling supports Ukraine

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It was a day of fun, mixed with kindness, as students and staff from St. Anthony’s School hosted its 2022 Spring Fling, in support of Ukraine and its citizens.

Held carnival style, activities, games and treats were available in many classrooms for a nominal fee. Teacher Stacey Dahmer said all money raised will be donated to the Red Cross Ukrainian relief fund, where it will be matched dollar-for-dollar.

“The day is similar to our mission day (which) we run in June,” said Dahmer. “The students bring some pocket change, play some games and have some fun.”

And have fun they did, as students roamed from class to class, playing bingo, bowling, having their faces painted and enjoying treats.

The 90-minute event opened with a prayer for peace for the people of Ukraine, then it was off to enjoy the company of fellow classmates, win a few prizes and just enjoy the opportunity to take part in school activities.

In the face painting room, there were Shreks and flowers and superheroes, but the students were well aware of where the proceeds of the day were going. Student Max Malhotra chose to have a Ukrainian flag painted on his face. He said he knew the money raised was “used for Ukrainian families, so they can afford shelter and food and medicine, and help the hurt people.”

Tammy Schneider, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Kincardine Independent

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