Grant White School was transformed into an indoor block party on Friday April 21.  The return of the Spring Fling, which was on hiatus during the pandemic, was bursting at the seams with family events and activities. It is now a project of the new and unified District 91 PTO.

Both an inflatable bounce house and a giant inflatable safari obstacle course with slides thrilled the young crowd as DJ Ryan Russ provided the enthusiastic theme music to keep the party lively.  Throughout the first floor of the school rooms were transformed to host different activities including a Treat Trot for cookies, one of a kind balloon twisting art, a photo booth, and a temporary tattoo station with every school’s mascot to choose from. The school was bursting with entertainment for hundreds of visitors.  

Several food vendors and snacks were available for the rollicking crowds including hot dogs, tacos, root beer floats, popcorn, cotton candy and quick snacks. Local businesses sponsored tables with baskets of prizes that were raffled off at the end of the night, including the highly prized pool pass from the park district.

Taking advantage of perfect spring weather, many guests took to the playground for volleyball and a quick ride on the equipment.  Several people took advantage of the outdoor space to create a picnic or conversation space on a beautiful spring evening.

The annual Spring Fling dates to the days of the Betsy Ross PTO and the tradition was transferred into the South PTO when Field and Betsy Ross became a grade center.   Now with Garfield, Field, Betsy Ross and the Middle School merging into one Parent Teacher Organization, the talents of the full network of teachers and parents have been able to work together to connect and serve the greater district as a whole.