ACCS readies toilets, lawn mowers for Spring Fling

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 7, 2010

NATCHEZ — Get ready to check a few items off your bucket list this Saturday.

You can pet a bunny, smash a car, sing karaoke, go up in a hot-air balloon and race a toilet — all at Adams County Christian School’s Spring Fling.

The ACCS Parent Teacher League is hosting the second annual Spring Fling from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on April 10 under the banner of, “Who Dat say we gonna have some fun!”

And the activities may just include something you want to do before you kick the bucket.

PTL President Melanie Sojourner said admission is free, but people would pay to participate in the activities.

“We have over three dozen carnival type events,” she said. “It is a fun-filled family event that is completely alcohol and smoke free. This is one of the few opportunities to catch an event like this in the Miss-Lou.”

The proceeds go to improving the academic departments at ACCS, and Sojourner said every department was participating in at least one of the activities.

Some of the events include a mechanical bull ride, greased pig races, a dunking booth, an archery contest, a Natchez Police Department K-9 demo, train rides, a football and baseball challenge, a water slide and a womanless beauty pageant.

There will also be a silent auction. Items to bid for include a Trek bike, rocking chairs and a deer-hunting trip for two.

Plenty of food will be available at the Spring Fling, including a chicken and sausage jambalaya dinner, catered by Chef Bingo Starr, for $8. Sojourner said plates would be available for take out.

From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bob Ulmer Gym a 3-on-3 basketball tournament will take place. To enter a team, call Chris Newman at 601-597-7234.

Four-people teams can be registered for the Redneck Olympics, put together by Jim Bob Allgood of Redneck Adventures. To register, call Sojourner at 601-334-6729

The Redneck Olympians will be competing for the Rust Medals in competitions including lawnmower relays, bobbing for pig’s feet and a toilet lid toss.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a United Blood Services Blood Drive.

Redneck Adventures will also draw two names from the blood donors for special fishing trips.