Breaking News Bar

Back to normal Students celebrate end of school with a day in the park

  • East Side students enjoy playground equipment.

    East Side students enjoy playground equipment.
    TRAVIS DENEAL

  • An East Side student tries his hand at fishing.

    An East Side student tries his hand at fishing.
    TRAVIS DENEAL

  • The Kona Ice stand was a popular spot during East Side's evening in the park.

    The Kona Ice stand was a popular spot during East Side's evening in the park.
    TRAVIS DENEAL

  • An East Side student plays a bag toss game.

    An East Side student plays a bag toss game.
    TRAVIS DENEAL

  • Two East Side students sing karaoke.

    Two East Side students sing karaoke.
    TRAVIS DENEAL

  • Family members joined their children and grandchildren to celebrate the end of the school year at Harrisburg Township Park.

    Family members joined their children and grandchildren to celebrate the end of the school year at Harrisburg Township Park.
    TRAVIS DENEAL

  • The Harrisburg High School Band performed during East Side's fun day in the park.

    The Harrisburg High School Band performed during East Side's fun day in the park.
    TRAVIS DENEAL

 
By Travis DeNeal tdeneal@dailyregister.com
Posted on 6/4/2021, 1:00 AM

HARRISBURG -- Students at East Side School celebrated the end of the unusual 2020-2021 school year with an evening of fun.

The school, with the help of the Saline County Sheriff's Office, Harrisburg Police Department, local businesses and plenty of volunteers celebrated at Harrisburg Township Park on May 20.

Students had the chance to try karaoke, play bag toss, fish with the help of Harrisburg High School's fishing team, explore a reading adventure thanks to Harrisburg District Library, play games with HHS FFA members and various other activities.

The end-of-year festivities were a welcome end to the days of remote learning and wearing masks that began in March of the 2019-2020 school year, according to teachers, students and parents.