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Plenty of fun, food spotlight Florence's Spring Fling

Round up the kids and grandma and grandpa for Florence’s annual Spring Fling, Sunday. The event will be held rain or shine in the gym on Dean Street, Florence.

Kids’ games start at 3 p.m. Kids can participate in a variety of games including a duck pond, ring toss, ping pong target game, bucket bonanza, strike zone, golf zone, and a popular cake and book walk. The event also will feature an inflatable moon walk, sponsored by Seacat Do-it-Best Home Center.

Entertainment will be provided by Little Bit & Williell, certified members of the National Clown Association.

A meal will be served at 4:30 p.m. On the menu will be grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, baked beans, chips, dessert, ice tea, lemonade and water. The cost is by donation.

At 5:15 p.m., the “Jammin’ Biscuits” will perform traditional bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music.

Following will be the annual cake auction at 6:15 p.m. Cakes, a KSU basketball autographed by Frank Martin, a KU basketball autographed by Bill Self, tickets to Royals’ baseball games, and other items will be auctioned.

Tickets for a chance to win autographed basketballs and an Extreme X-140, 140-watt electric scooter ($199 value) can be purchased at Cottonwood Valley Bank in Florence, and Marion Dry Cleaning & Laundry and Marion County Record in Marion. Drawings will be held during the event. Purchasers need not be present to win.

The event is sponsored by the Florence Labor Day Committee. Proceeds will fund Florence’s annual Labor Day celebration.

Last modified April 22, 2010