Carnival games, funnel cakes, food and rides are just some of the entertainment that awaits visitors to the Highland Creek Elementary Community SpringFest County Fair.Admission to the fair is free. The event will be 3-7 p.m. May 10 at Highland Creek Elementary School, 7242 Highland Creek Parkway, Charlotte.Hosted by the Highland Elementary parent-teacher association, SpringFest is a chance for the community to support the school, said Stacy Cathey, SpringFest chairwoman.“It brings families together,” she said. The carnival will feature a Highland Creek Talent Show where students can showcase their performing skills. For the adults, there will be a hot dog eating contest hosted by Sonic Drive-In. Kids can compete in a watermelon eating contest. Participants can purchase food from vendors on-site. Wristbands must be purchased for all carnival rides. They are $10 online and $15 at the gate.Proceeds from the carnival will go to the Highland Creek Elementary PTA to support school needs, Cathey said.Last year, SpringFest drew more than 2,000 participants, and the school hopes this year’s carnival will attract even more, Cathey said. SpringFest sponsors include Carolinas HealthCare and Arkle and Harris Orthodontics.
Saturday, May. 03, 2014
Highland Creek Elementary celebrates family fun
More elementary school events
For more information on SpringFest at Highland Creek Elementary, visit www.hcepta.org/springfest.
Croft Community School
• Spring musical, “Cinderella”: 7 p.m. May 8 and at 4 p.m. May 10. Tickets are $3 for adults, $1 for students.
• Chick-fil-A night: at the Davis Lake location, 4-10 p.m. May 22.
Mallard Creek Elementary School
Spirit Night: 4-9 p.m. May 14 at Hawthorne’s New York Pizza and Bar, 5814 Highland Shoppes Drive.
Winding Springs Elementary School
Community cookout: Community Cookout & Pep Rally to celebrate end-of-grade testing will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 17.
University Meadows Elementary School
End-of-the-Year Carnival: June 6.
The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.
Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email firstname.lastname@example.org to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.Read moreRead less