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Spirit Days returns to Elizabeth this weekend

The South Harrison Community Center at Elizabeth this weekend offers visitors a trip back into time, as in a blast from the past, otherwise known as ‘Spirit Days.’
Spirit Days was introduced in the 1980s. Festivities were mostly held at the old Posey Township Grade School. Now that renovations to the building are well underway, ‘it is time to bring the community together again,’ said Denise Bishop, president of the non-profit South Harrison Community Development Corp.
Four Boy Scouts from Troop 47 in Elizabeth are either finished or are working on their Eagle Scout projects at the former school, which is now the community center. ‘The gym and stage have been mostly renovated, and the outdoor basketball court and playground are being worked on,’ Bishop said.
The gym provides the perfect spot for dancing, she said.
Brian Kendall will provide the music and karaoke.
Sixth through eighth grade students are invited to the dance from 6:30 until 8:30 on Friday night. Senior high students are asked to come from 9 until 11 p.m.
The cost is $3, and food and drinks will be sold at each dance.
Saturday starts with a 5K Run. Sign-ups are at 9 a.m. and the start is at 9:30.
Each runner will pay $5, and medals will be awarded, Bishop said.
Breakfast items will be available as well.
A 3-on-3 basketball tournament begins at 1 p.m. for elementary students followed by junior high students and then an Open Group competition. Each player pays $5.
An antique car and tractor show begins at noon.
Booths will open at 9 a.m., and food vendors, a flea market, pony rides and children’s games will be available all day.
Spirit Days shirts will be sold on Friday and Saturday with artwork by Leslie McCreary of South Central Junior-Senior High School.
For general information, call 968-3120, or for information concerning the antique cars or tractors call Keith Sallee, 969-3186.