Sarah J. Dymond Elementary Celebrates Last Field Day Before Doors Close

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HARDING -- For students at Sarah J. Dymond Elementary in Harding, this was the school's last field day.

It wasn't, 'rain, rain go away' at the final field day at Sara J. Dymond Elementary in Harding.  While big tents provided shelter for most of the day's activities, things such as a jumbo slide, were on out in the elements.

But amid the rain and the laughter that every field day brings, this year's field day also brings sadness.

“I'm heartbroken, I'm heartbroken. I was a student here, I started in third grade,” said Jean Reynolds, a parent.

The school is set to close because the Wyoming Area School Board decided it's too expensive to maintain. But the school's fate didn't stop students from celebrating their last field day with cotton candy, Angry Bird slingshots, and a balloon popping competition.

“It's bittersweet because it is our last year, our last field day, but it's still exciting,” said Lisa Woodruff, another parent.

Students will be rerouted to schools about 10 or 15 minutes from Harding. Many students are looking forward to new adventures.

“It's sad but then it's not because I’m going to meet new kids at Montgomery, and then again, I'm going to see my teachers there,” said one student.

The last day of school is Friday.