The crowd went nuts when the kids gathered on the center of the gym floor to form this:And then our section (filled with Foster Village parents) went crazy for the "FVE" the kids formed: When our turn was over, the kids received a rousing ovation, and Katie and her schoolmates were SO excited: Later, kids from all the schools returned to the floor for the grand finale.
Because they were dancing to '60s and '70s music, the kids wore tie-dyed shirts and went barefooted for their performance, which was full of all kinds of highlights.
Of course, the biggest highlight for us was seeing Katie as Aretha Franklin, shakin' her groove thang and singing "Respect":
As is our custom, we stopped for ice cream on the way home to celebrate another triumphant performance. Later that night, as she was just about to fall asleep, Katie said she was sad. Why? "Because Spring Fling's over." It was a blast for her, and her audience will never forget their amazing show!