Families came together to enjoy food, games, a basket raffle, balloon animals, face painting and more at the June 1 Sidway Kick Off to Summer. The beautiful weather set the stage for the gathering. New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs joined the event and drew the winning ticket for a 2017 GTI Sea Doo, which was the major fundraiser for the new playground initiative at Sidway School. The Bryan Semski family were the lucky winners of the Sea Doo. Furniture painted by the teachers was auctioned off and a beautiful selection of wood pallets were for sale. Father Earle King made many balloon animals for children and music was provided by Premier Sound. Sidway thanks Leaping Beauty bounce houses, Premier Sound, Father King and the entire school community for donating their time, talent and equipment. It was a fun evening for all and helped the playground committee move closer toward its goal for new playground equipment.