The Parson Spring Fling on May 3 will feature pony rides.

The Parson Spring Fling on May 3 will feature pony rides.

Parson Spring Fling kicks off season

The Parson Spring Fling is set to take place on May 3 and will feature farmers market items and a duck race.

Parson is kicking off the season with their annual Spring Fling on Saturday May 3.

Aside from the various entertainment, they will be selling spaces for farmers market items, garage sale items, and anything else you would like to sell. It is $20 a space and folks need to bring their own tables, chairs etc.

“We will be having our canteen selling burgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks,  and goodies from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pony rides, face painting and games will run from noon to 4 p.m. The Pony rides will take a break at 2 p.m. so the kids can participate in the games,” said Trina Wolfenden, an organizer of the event. “This year we are selling tickets like a faire. They can buy tickets and use them for the pony rides, games and face painting.”

New this year will be a duck race at 3 p.m. on Hogsranch Creek. They have some amazing prizes that have been generously donated by the local community totalling more than $2,500. First prize is $50 and the prizes go from there. Tickets will be on sale this week, and there are only 173 ducks so they will go fast.

“With activities for the kids and shopping and eating and visiting I think we have everyone covered in ages,” said Wolfenden.

The events proceeds support the Parson Hall’s running costs. Over the past three years the Parson Hall went from almost shutting the doors to a hall that sees activities three times a week with exercise classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, church on Sundays, and potlucks once a month. They are also putting on different functions over the season that attract lots of people.

“We have just finished our floor refinishing which was a huge commitment from our members. I think it has really brought everyone together even more and our sense of community pride keeps getting better,” said Wolfenden. “At all the functions I see smiles, laughter and community, it is something that has been decreasing in so many areas and we are so fortunate that Parson seems to be enjoying the family interactions with everyone.”