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Ormond Beach Observer Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 4 years ago

Pathways Elementary hosts 80s party

by: Emily Blackwood News Editor

The elementary school hosted a Drive for the Kids fundraiser for the Parent Teacher Association, and a fun party for the students. 

Decked out with a wrist full of bracelets, a side pony tail and a plaid skirt, one Pathways Elementary student was attempting to take a break from the seemingly never-ending ‘80s dance party in the cafeteria. As soon as she sits down to take a sip of her Sprite, the DJ announces that he’s looking for the best dancer. The little girl chugs her soda and yells “I got this” before hitting the dancer floor once again, moving way too fast for anyone to catch her name.

It seemed like the majority of the students were feeling the beat at the school’s ‘80s Dance held Oct. 9. While kids, parents and teachers were dancing to “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and rocking neon colors, Chrysler was in the parking lot hosting its Drive for the Kids event. People paid $10 to test drive different vehicles to donated money to the Parent Teacher Association.

Pathways Students: What's your favorite thing about the '80s?

A sleepy 6-year-old Chad Booth put his head in his hands, while his father answered “No comment.”

Ari Connell, 8, looked up to her mother, Jennifer Connell, for help. "You like 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,' remember?" she nudged.

"Right," the 8 year old said with more confidence. "I like the dancing."

“Bright colors,” chimed in Lexi Imhoff. “It’s more fancy.”

“I like dressing up,” said Cole McCarey, 7, as he rocked his spiky hair and vest.

“Dancing,” Amanda Vergel, 9, sided with the popular answer of the evening.

“And the candy,” shouted Carolina Velez, 9.

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