St. Ignatius Spring Fling draws crowds

Jaiden Gilbert has her henna tattoo done by Shilpa Tagalpallewar. - PHOTOS: BRENT FULLER

Hundreds of residents turned out for the Spring Fling festival and fundraiser at St. Ignatius High School Friday.

The annual fundraiser, which has been held at the school since the 1980s, had a different goal this year, according to school officials.

This year’s event, and for the next two years, will focus on raising money for the construction of a new indoor gymnasium – the largest project the school has ever attempted to finance via the fundraising event, according to former board chairperson Maylyn Phillips.

The event was hosted by the St. Ignatius Home School Association.

The big attractions for the fair included pony rides and a number of games, including horseshoes, bean bag toss, basketball free-throws and go fish.

Members of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and Cayman Islands Fire Service were on hand, letting the younger ones have a wander around in their vehicles.

School officials said the turnout for the event is typically about “80 percent” St. Ignatius students and their families.

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