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Eagle Fest marks 6th anniversary of Alta Vista’s Eagle Academy

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SARASOTA, July 25, 2017 – The community is invited to a free event celebrating the sixth anniversary of Alta Vista Elementary School’s Eagle Academy.

The event will be held from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, July 27 at the school, 1050 S. Euclid Ave. in Sarasota. Eagle Fest will be a fun-filled evening of food, family-friendly activities and friendship.

“We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the efforts of staff, students and families during our six-week long Eagle Academy than with a fun-filled festival,” said Alta Vista Elementary Assistant Principal Holly Heim. “It’s a great way to bring our families together for a time of fun, celebrate our students and thank everyone for their support.”

Students, family and the public are welcome to attend. The festival will feature a cookout, face painting, finger nail painting, simulated tattoos, inflatables, a family photo booth, community information fair, video games, art and gardening activities. Also featured will be the Summer Reading Event, which will take place in the school’s media center. It will feature storybook characters, photo opportunities and a chance to bring a new book home to foster a love and appreciation of reading.

For more information, contact Jackie Ekstrom at


About the Eagle Academy

The Eagle Academy took flight at Alta Vista Elementary in 2013. It was made possible by local philanthropists Joe and Mary Kay Henson, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and Sarasota County Schools. Additional Summer Learning Academies modeled on the Eagle Academy — a two-generation effort that prepares students for the coming school year while training their parents in various job skills — are now being implemented at several elementary schools in Sarasota County.


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