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Fountain Rock students party like it's 1971

January 25, 2012|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport
  • Fifth-graders at Fountain Rock Elementary School perform a "Best of 1971" entertainment revue to celebrate the school's 40th anniversary. Shown, from left, are Darren Van Horn, Bradley Dennis, Zack Thomas, Pebbles Maloy and Isabel Pereira.
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Students at Fountain Rock Elementary School recently celebrated the school’s 40th anniversary with skits, dancing and cake.

The celebration began with everyone singing “Happy Birthday” to the school. First-grade teacher Pamela Gouker, who has been with Fountain Rock since it opened, had the honor of blowing out the candles on the cake.

Students in each grade researched information about life in 1971, and prepared skits demonstrating life then and now. Kindergartners learned about the price of vehicles. First-graders found out that the cost of living in 1971 was much different than now. Second-graders learned about fashion. Third-grade students demonstrated how technology has impacted education in the last 40 years. Fourth-graders discovered the price of homes.

Fifth-grade students performed a “Best of 1971” entertainment revue, which included television shows, music and movies of the time.

Following the presentations, students and staff were treated to cake and disco dancing in the school gymnasium.

PTA bingo event planned for Feb. 4

Fountain Rock Elementary School PTA will hold its third annual Baiyuka Bingo on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Washington County Agriculture Education Center on Sharpsburg Pike. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the first game starts at 12:30 p.m.

“Baiyuka” is an Indian word for Fountain Rock.

Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets include 22 games. There will also be three specials, raffles, tip jars and concessions available for purchase.

Game prizes include Longaberger, Vera Bradley, Thirty-one and local retail. Specials include a trip to Myrtle Beach, a stay at Yogi Bear campground and a homemade quilt.

For advance tickets, call Krista Smith at 301-223-5626. No one under 18 will be admitted.

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