At a glance
The Kelly Mill Family Fun Day will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Activities including the car wash, hot dogs and book fair will cost money. For more information, visit the school’s Web site through www.forsyth.k12.ga.us.
Forsyth County’s newest school invites the community to come on over for some fun Saturday.
With Kelly Mill Elementary set to open in August, Principal Ron McAllister said Family Fun Day will be a great way to introduce local families to the school.
“It’s to showcase Kelly Mill to give parents in the community an opportunity to tour the building,” McAllister said. “If all the people show up who’ve commented that they’ll show up, it will be a well-attended event.”
The festivities kick off with a family fun run at 8 a.m., followed 30 minutes later by a 5K race. The rest of the activities begin at 9 a.m., including face painting, a car wash and book fair.
“People can literally purchase books for their own family enjoyment or for the school to help the media center,” McAllister said.
Staff and parent volunteers at the new school, the county’s first since 2009, will man the event, which includes tours.
Students from Forsyth Central High’s drum line will help out as well. Kelly Mill parents can sign up to join the PTA and students will have a chance to meet each other.
Proceeds from the book sale will go toward Kelly Mill’s media center. All other funds will go toward science and technology in the school, specifically an interactive science lab McAllister hopes to have up and running by the first day.
“There is a fundraising component, but it’s also getting the families out to start connecting and building those relationships across the Kelly Mill community,” he said.
“We really want to be a community-oriented school and to give back in appreciation of all the support and to let people know it’s going to be a great place to be and that we’re expecting some exciting things happening for the kids.”