The annual Fine Arts Festival was held on Thursday, March 27 from 6 until 8 in order for parents to have a good time with their children while looking at their art and playing fun games. Danica Minard, North Tama's K-12 art teacher, is in charge of making the Fine Arts Festival happen. "One of the things I love about the Fine Arts Festival is that it is a great way for all of the K-12 students to come together. It is a great way to showcase the creativity and uniqueness of every student of North Tama," said Minard.
All sorts of artwork was displayed in the hallways going from the multi-purpose room to the gymnasium. Every elementary class had a different piece of art that is put up for the children to show their parents at the festival. Also at the festival, all of the high school clubs had different games and activities the children could participate in and win different things.
"The Fine Arts Festival is great because you get to see all the kids involved in the arts and having fun at school," said Jamie Huntley, Vice President of North Tama National Honor Society. This year, NHS had a free throw contest and Plinko where people could win prizes. FCCLA members were in charge of baking goodies to give out to the winners of the Sweet Stroll. Members also helped students fill their sandy candy tubes. The Art Club paints faces to add even more art to the festival. Publications started a new booth last year that consists of selling yearbooks from ages ago and has a photo shoot where you can dress up and take some silly pictures. FFA is famous for their petting zoo they provide each year. They bring in a pony, goats, rabbits, and dogs. The Athletic Boosters sold new and dated North Tama apparel. Lastly, the Football Team provided a football throw that students can participate in.
Carly Ackman and Jessica Ubeen assist Val Bradley and her daughter, Brooke, at the Sandy Candy Booth that FCCLA hosted.
Not only were there games to play, there was a variety of food to snack on also. Student Council provided ice cream sundaes, root beer floats, and brownie sundaes. Band also stuck with a dessert theme and served snow cones for the 2nd year in a row. BASIC served nachos and had a powerpoint showing what has been happening with BASIC in this past year. To quench everyone's thirst, Spanish Club had Mexican pop available for purchase.
The Fine Arts Festival has happened for many years and the schools hopes it can continue for many more years. "I have taken great pride in being able to share the talent of my students with the community at the Fine Arts Festival. In the future, I plan to continue to display more art work, have more than one guest artist, and bring in community groups to participate in the games and activities," said Minard.