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Canton holds first-ever "Community Day"

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CANTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

It's Easter weekend, time for families to get out and celebrate spring.

That's what they did at Canton Elementary School Saturday. A big crowd gathered for the very first "Community Day", put on by the school district, Parent Corps, and a few other groups.

While the children enjoyed water slides, space jumps and games, parents and others who live in Canton shook hands and socialized.

The event aims to increase parental involvement in the schools, a benefit the kids will reap long into the future.

"It's fun. We got a lot of activities going on, water slides, space jumps, bands performing. It's a nice time," says Kenvarious Brown, a student at Nichols Middle School.

"We're out here in the water slide, activities and stuff. Nichols middle school marching band over here performing," says Tyree Simmons, a student at Canton Elementary.

Organizers hope to hold the event every year. @

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