The 23rd annual Lewiston Family Spring Fling will be a way to celebrate winter's end (we hope), and a time to renew old friendships - and make new ones. The rain-or-shine event will run from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, outside the Red Brick Municipal Building on North Fourth Street. It is sponsored by the Village of Lewiston Recreation Department.
The Spring Fling committee has kept all of the favorite events this year and brought in several new ones. Activities open with the Lewiston Kiwanis Club and Lewiston Service Guild 1-mile run for youth ages 14 and under. Registration will start at 11:30 a.m. at the Onondaga Street end of the Red Brick. The race will start at 12:30 p.m. and is all on flat ground. New this year, participants can pre-register for the race online at www.villageoflewiston.net
Race shirts courtesy of the Lewiston Kiwanis Club and Lewiston Service Guild will be given to the first 100 youth registering. Each participant must fill out an application form. A parent's signature is necessary. Parents can run the course with the younger runners. Awards will be given out in age categories. There is no fee for the race.
Starting at 1 p.m., there will be a street art contest for all school ages. The theme for this year is "Music." Chalk will be provided and competition will be judged at approximately 3 p.m.
A basket auction will run from 1-3:30 p.m. with a wide selection of prizes - from tickets to the Jet Boat, Artpark, Maid of the Mist, Old Fort Niagara, local college athletics and the Castellani Art Museum to a variety of prizes for children and adults.
Activities at the event include a petting zoo, Putt-Putt golf, face painter, balloon sculpture as well as Bounce-n-Around bounce house.
At the Spring Fling, there is a community atmosphere. Guests are asked to bring a dessert to pass. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided at no charge.
The event is open to all. For more information, call 716-754-1990 or email [email protected]