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Uninvited Guest at Port Chester School Fun Day

Fifth grader Jordan Lewis and his classmates had a blast at King Street School's Fun and Fitness Day, but an uninvited guest almost ruined the fun for everyone.Principal Dolores Obuch said a fox appeared on school grounds around noon while students were having lunch. The children were moved inside for an hour while Port Chester Police came and removed the fox, which Obuch said appeared sick and possibly rabid."It wasn't a major disturbance," said Obuch. "Everyone was okay and the police got rid of the fox."

Aside from the fox and some damp grass from rain the night before, the rest of the day went off without a hitch.The students came to school wearing the colors of the flag. Kindergarten and first grade wore red, second and third wore white and fourth and fifth wore blue.

The morning was filled with activities focused on team games and exercise. There was relay racing, tug-of-war, a giant colorful parachute and an inflatable sports center where children could swing bats at plastic balls floating in place on an air jet."We try to promote kids to have a healthy lifestyle," said physical education teacher Nick Mancuso, who organized the event with PTA member Cher Del Vecchio. "You can have fun exercising."

After lunch, red shirts had sing-a-longs in the auditorium, white shirts watched a magic show and blue shirts sang karaoke and dances in the gym. Everyone had ice cream.Jordan, 10, will be moving on to Port Chester Middle School next year. He got the students moving with a rendition of the Black-Eyed Peas’ “Let’s Get It Started.”"I'm going to miss the teachers and my younger friends," Jordan said. "But I had a lot of fun today. It was awesome."

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