It was 55 degrees and rainy the afternoon of April 27, but some students from Bald Eagle Area School District were having “fun in the sun.” That was this year’s theme for the 17th annual Kent’s Fest held at Lock Haven University.
District Director of Special Education Melissa Butterworth said Kent’s Fest is a Special Olympic-type event for the performing arts, where classes of students from schools around Central Pennsylvania go on stage and give a performance that correlates with a theme.
The East Campus gymnasium turned into a tropical destination with about 30 acts. The stage was set up with makeshift palm trees and surfboards. Three classes of special education students at BEA practiced and then performed to songs such as “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini” and “Surfin' Safari” by the Beach Boys. Some elementary students also performed to “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”