The St. Ignatius Home School Association is hosting its annual Spring Fling school fair from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Loyola Hall and the school grounds on Friday.

You can never win enough stuffed toys.
You can never win enough stuffed toys.

While entrance is free, visitors will need to buy $1 game and food tickets at the door. As well as dozens of kiosks including balloon darts, a white elephant stall, crab races and a book and toy stall, there will also be plenty to eat and drink. Spoilt for choice, visitors can choose from a large selection of drinks and on-the-go eatables such as barbecue burgers and hot dogs fresh off the grill, fish fry and veggie lasagna. A tea room for a proper sit down and a slice or two of baked goods will also available, as will all the cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn and frozen yogurt you can eat.

While all are welcome, St. Ignatius students from nursery age to Year 2 and children from other schools must be accompanied by an adult.

A family event, the fair will have lots of fun activities for younger children such as pony rides, name the toy, bean bag toss, go fish, face painting and henna tattoos and the obligatory bouncy castle. There is even a cake walk! There will be a prize redemption stall for all lucky winners.

Older children may prefer the Wheel of Fortune, the nail salon and “Teacher Target,” leaving parents to browse the white elephant stall and the books and plants that are on sale.

There will also be a $5 prize draw with tickets available on the day. The prize draw’s first prize is $1,000 with more than 20 other prizes, including an iPhone 6, a Cayman Airways gift voucher and restaurant gift certificates. Ticket holders need not be present to win.

Face painting and cotton candy are staples at the fair.
Face painting and cotton candy are staples at the fair.

The Cayman Islands Fire Service will also be on hand, with a ladder truck, as will the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. Musical entertainment will be provided by the school’s band.

Patrol monitors and security will be present to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all. Additional parking will be available on the front playing field.

Proceeds from the fair will go toward the school’s building fund for its new gym. Last year the fair raised nearly $15,000 which was used for upgrades to the science labs.

Call 949-6797 for more information.

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