Wednesday, May 18, 2011

KIIS-FM To Join Westwood Families At Annual Neighborhood Carnival

By Dupé Aleru|May18, 2011|9:00 a.m.

How would you like to see “L.A.’s number one hit music station” at your school’s Spring Fling? I’m talking about KIIS-FM with Ryan Seacrest. Fairburn Elementary School must be ecstatic, as its wish is granted.
Groove on down and join Westwood families and friends as they host its street fair to benefit their neighborhood elementary school on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Ohio and Fairburn Avenues in Westwood.

KIIS-FM’s live DJ will kick off the opening hours of the event. No need to hire a babysitter as this free admission family event is designed to please all members of the family.

This year’s Spring Fling will feature various entertainment such as a train, rock climbing wall, mechanical swings, bouncy house and slide in addition to delicious food from community favorites like Fresh Corn Grill, Lucia's, and Which ‘Wich? There will also be an ice cream and a bake sale; and activities like tie-dyeing, “Sandy Candy” edible sand art and other crafts. Attendees will also enjoy a DVD and video game sale, carnival games, prizes and raffles.

“Traditionally, the Spring Fling has been more of a community-building event than a fundraiser,” says Katie Greco, Committee Chair and local elementary school parent. The minimal funds raised help fund school arts and physical education programs, classroom aides and campus improvements at the neighborhood school. “However, the financial situation at our children’s school has changed drastically. We now face the possibility of seriously overcrowded classrooms due to major staff cuts. While basic public education is free, the exceptional education we feel our children deserve can no longer exist without financial support from parents, local businesses and the neighboring community.”  

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