VALRICO – Primrose School of Bloomingdale will host its second annual Spring Fling from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the school parking lot, 1280 Bloomingdale Ave. The public is invited.
“This is one of our biggest charitable events we do across all the Primrose schools in the nation,” said Ketan Gohil, who owns the franchise with his wife, Ami Gohil. “It is in part a celebration of spring and a good opportunity to get families from the community to come in and have a day of fun.”
Gohil said that his year’s event is focused on children’s safety.
“Primrose is committed to the safety of the children entrusted to our care and we care about the safety and well-being of all children – whether at school or at home,” he said.
In addition to having activity and game booths for children and a silent auction for grown-ups, the Spring Fling also will have a Hillsborough County Fire Rescue fire engine and cruiser from the City of Temple Terrace Police Department.
The school will keep no money from the fundraiser, said Ketan Gohil. All proceeds will be donated to charities.
Half will go to A Kid’s Place, a licensed, residential, group-care provider in Brandon for abused, neglected and abandoned children. The other half will go to the Primrose Children’s Foundation, which supports two outreaches. One is the Reach Out and Read program, which provides books for doctors to give to their young patients. The other is Save the Children’s “Get Ready. Get Safe” project, created by Sandy Hook, Conn., parents to help families and schools prepare for emergencies.
Primrose School of Bloomingdale is one of seven Primrose schools in the Tampa Bay area and the only one in the greater Brandon area. It is a regionally accredited, private pre-school and kindergarten that serves 195 6-week-old to 6-year-old students in 10 classes.
What sets Primrose School apart?
“Our focus on early childhood development and really taking a balanced approach to developing the whole child,” said Ketan Gohil.
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