The school held its annual field day Friday, which included various fun activities, even the “booger fight” area which saw students pulling green bean bags out of large plastic noses and hurling them at each other in a dogeball-like game. Curry Principal Steve Rowe said he even participated in one of the battles.
“I’ve already had my turn in there,” he said. “The kids are loving this, and that’s what it is all about.”
Rowe said his school also invited students from Sipsey School and Cordova Elmentary to participate in the event. Cordova students didn’t make the trip, because the school was planning its own fun day before the school year ends, but almost 120 students from Sipsey did participate.
“This was a small way we could do something to help these children take their mind off the storms and everything associated with that,” said Brian Wilson, president of the Curry Parent-Teacher Organiza-tion. “All I’ve seen today is happy faces on everyone — students, parents and teachers.”
Wilson said more than 1,000 people, including students, parents and faculty participated in the field day, which was held on and around the Curry High School baseball field.
Jamie Naramore, a second grade student from Sipsey School, said the field day was a lot of fun.
“There is so much to do, and I’ve had an awesome time,” he said.
Sipsey Principal Donnie Bridges said he was thankful his students were invited to the event.
“Curry treated us with kindness and greeted us as friends, and I appreciate that,” he said. “Our kids were tickled to death to be there and have fun with the kids from Curry. It was a great day for all the students.”
Bridges said it was the second time another Walker County School had reached out to his students. He said Valley Elementary School invited Sipsey’s fifth- through eighth-graders to a recent fun day.
“Friday at Curry was for our younger kids, and the day at Valley was for the older ones,” he said. “We are thankful to both those schools and their principals for reaching out and doing something so nice for our students.”