Newton Falls - Saturday, May 3 turned out just fine for our 6- to 12-year-olds in Newton Falls. The sun even made a few appearances. The Kiwanis Club of Newton Falls, with the help of Coach Bugos and the track team, hosted a fun athletic competition which included track and field events.
From year to year, no one knows what to expect from Mr. Kellner’s creative obstacle course, and this year’s course was a challenge. The children also enjoyed the softball throw, which measures accuracy as well as distance. Some students had their first try at the long jump, and luckily, had more than one try. Track events included 25-meter, 50-meter, 100-meter, and 200-meter races, where children were divided by male/female and by age group.
Thank you’s go out to all who helped in this event. Kiwanis would like to thank the school and school board for permission to use the facility, the secretaries who handled registration forms, Zack Hogue at the microphone for events and awards, Positive Images for shirt printing, Mr. Bugos and track team, and the Kiwanis volunteers. We hope to see the children wearing their olympic t-shirts around town.