Flash Fest brings community together

The Flash Fest took place on May 13, 2016, honoring the life of Austin "Flash" Schroeder.

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Austin “Flash” Schroeder was remembered tonight, May 13, 2016 by friends, family and community members through the second annual Flash Fest at Iowa City West High School.

This event included a bouncy house, DJ, baseball competitions, face painting, food and a dunk tank. History teacher Travis Henderson was one of many to enter the dunk tank this evening because of his belief in the importance of the event.

I’m about to [go in the dunk tank], and I know I will get some people excited about raising money for an important cause, I also think that I am about to be very cold,” Henderson said. “But it’s important because it brings the community together for an important cause, and it is both fun and very meaningful.”

Catherine Collins ’18 volunteered at the Flash Fest and agrees that events like this are a great way to bring the community together for a great cause.

“[The Flash Fest] is important because cancer, which is a terrible thing, is also one of the things that can bring an entire community together,” Collins said. “Having events like this are just a great way to . . . bring everyone together to beat cancer. It is just super awesome.”

Click the album below for more photos.Flash Fest 2016

Photos by Sarah Longmire.