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Rain didn’t stop the fun and laughter of Southern Nash High School students, parents and alumni during Saturday’s all-day Bird Bash celebrating the school’s 50th anniversary.
“Even though it was really rainy, it was super fun because everybody was still willing to participate and do their best. The weather wasn’t too ideal, but it was still awesome,” said Katie Farrell, a student at Southern Nash who participated in the morning’s color run. “They really built it up, and it lived up to my expectations.”
Although some events were canceled due to the wet weather, the community yard sale, indoor alumni games, carnival games, inflatables for the kids and the barbecue chicken plate sale moved forward inside the school.
The Bird Bash replaced the Sizzlin’ Showdown, a barbecue cook-off competition held in past years.
“We appreciate everyone who came out and the vendors who came out. It’s a lot of effort, but that’s what Southern Nash is all about. We’re a big community,” said Hugh Scott, principal of Southern Nash.
“We hoped to have better weather, but this is the start of a bigger experience for years to come. We wanted to be more inclusive of everyone.”