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South Holland students had a fun spring break

2013-04-08T00:00:00Z South Holland students had a fun spring breakMary Ann Thornton Times Columnist
April 08, 2013 12:00 am  • 

For some South Holland students, spring break week was filled with fun entertainment, delicious food and treats, and lots of activity.

The week kicked off with a private viewing of "Oz, the Great and Powerful," at Hollywood Boulevard Theater in Woodridge. This outing included an afternoon feast of pizza, sandwiches, salad, soda, popcorn, and candy.

The week continued with gymnastics at the Oak Lawn Park District Gymnastics Center. More than 40 students engaged in a rotation of challenging physical activities designed to increase coordination, flexibility, strength and self-esteem. Immediately following two hours of tumbling, climbing, bouncing and more, students and volunteers filled nearly every table at the South Holland McDonald's for a fun lunch with new friends.

More physical activity brought the Youth Commission spring break program to the Homewood Brunswick Zone on Wednesday. Students engaged in competitive bowling, laser tag and a variety of games. The day concluded with basketball at the Faith Family Future Center in South Holland.

For many students, Thursday's field trip to Medieval Times was a first-time experience. They ate like lords and ladies as an exciting jousting tournament put the students on the edge of their seat. The week rounded with the ever-popular lock-in at the South Holland Community Center, from 10 p.m. Friday through 7 a.m. on Saturday. The night began with swimming in the center's rim-flow pool, followed by three hours of laser tag, set up by Battle Royale. The lock-in also included an endless night of karaoke, basketball, video games and more.

The South Holland Youth Commission looks to expand the program by offering golf instruction this summer and a second outing to the Goodman Theatre.

The opinions are solely those of the writer. Mary Ann Thornton is communications manager for the village of South Holland. She can be reached at

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