North Cross School will celebrate 50 years of Field Day tradition on Saturday, May 12. The day will include a large family fair, along with a gigantic white elephant and clothing sale. The entire event is being presented by Carilion Clinic. The school is also partnering with Children’s Miracle Network, which will be on campus selling lemonade and raising funds and awareness for local non-profit children’s hospitals. The entire event is open to the public with no admission fee.
The “Big Flea” will begin at 7 a.m. in the Carter Athletic Center located on campus. The white elephant and clothing sale takes place annually and is primarily organized by volunteers. Parents and members of the community donate items such as furniture, toys, appliances, clothes, electronics, books, antiques, music, sporting equipment and much more. Items are then offered to the larger community in an effort to recycle quality goods, while supporting education.
The “Olde-Tyme Family Fair” will begin at 11 a.m. at the school and will include games, pony rides, a dunking booth, a moon bounce, an obstacle course, a rock climbing wall, a karaoke stage and lots more. There will be a food court, a bake sale and plants for sale. Vendors will also be present selling jewelry, specialty items and other services just in time for Mother’s Day.
Both the Big Flea and Olde-Tyme Family Fair will conclude at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.
Proceeds from the Big Flea and Olde-Tyme Family Fair support the school’s operating budget, while proceeds from the lemonade stand will benefit Children’s Miracle Network and area hospitals. This year’s committee is comprised of current parents, parents of alumni, and grandparents. Committee members include: Jenn Mitchell (co-chair), Michael Cates (co-chair), Novie Bateman, Sarah Bell, Molly Burns, Kathy Callis, Gloria DeYoung, Karen Eliades, Leslie Evett, Cheryl Glose, Carrie Greer, Maria Hammond, Liz Harrison, Jamie Helmer, TyNesha Jamison, Michelle Jones, Victoria McDade, Pam Moskal, Jenni Nolen, Kim Roe, Angela Thomas, Tammy Tickle, Karla Wendell, Sharon Williams, Steve Williams, and Jill Woltz.
The event, which is being presented by Carilion Clinic, is also being sponsored by several other local businesses that include: Salem Printing, Silpada Jewelry, Dave’s Moonwalks & More, Premier Design Jewelry, Thirty One, Curves Massage Therapy by Tammy Duncan, Bread Craft, Willow Grove, Jimmy Sardines and Virginia Varsity Transfer.
– Submitted by Tammy Shank