PTA picnic set for Saturday

Maddie Dimond, Entertainment Editor

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to control the fate of the school’s principal, the Parent-Teacher Association will provide you with an opportunity to find out Saturday at its annual beach clean-up picnic at Howard Futch Park at Paradise Beach. The picnic will feature a dunking booth allowing participants an opportunity to see if they “have the skill” to put Principal Rick Fleming, along with other members of the faculty, under water.

“We at West Shore have some kids that are very smart but I don’t know what kind of arms they have,” Fleming said. “I’ve seen better arms on a beanbag chair.”

The event, which will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., also will feature free hot dogs. Guests are asked to bring a covered dish to share. Sodas and waters will be on sale for a nominal fee. PTA is requesting two non-perishable food items that will earn one volunteer hour.

The beach clean-up will earn the students volunteer hours, and prizes will be awarded for the most unusual/interesting items found on the beach. PTA is looking for a senior student interested in earning volunteer hours to oversee some games such as tug-of-war and beach football.

“There’s a prize for the biggest, largest, smelliest piece of trash that someone will find,” Principal Flemming says, “but Mr. Melia does not count.”

RSVP to Andrea Saundry, vice president of the PTA, at [email protected] if interested.