Hainesport celebrates its community

September 21, 2012 by  

Tomorrow, young and old in Hainesport will have the opportunity to dunk the town’s notables in a dunk tank, all for the low price of $1.

The dunk tank is just one of the attractions at the annual Hainesport Community Day. Local crafters and vendors will set up shop and offer their wares at booths. There will also be plenty of activities for the kids, from pony rides to face painting and from pumpkin decorating to sand art.

A number of town notables, including a tax collector and school board official, will volunteer to sit in the dunk tank. Student will also have the chance to dunk their teachers. Proceeds raised from the $1 fee will be donated to the student activity fund of Hainesport Township School. The donations will also help fund the eighth-grade graduation awards.

The Community Day will also give people the chance to show off their creative side. A scarecrow contest will judge the creations on both humor and originality. Local performance groups and sports teams will also show off their talents during the event and several dance teams and schools will perform throughout the day, as will students from local karate centers.

An educational component is also a key part of the Community Day. The local fire department will be on hand, giving safety demonstrations. Hainesport residents will also have the opportunity to donate food and clothing. Signs, perhaps from a Hainesport printing company, will be set up so that people csn clearly see where to leave donations.

The Community Day takes place tomorrow, September 21, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. It will be held rain or shine in the municipal park on Marne Highway.