A Flip-a-thon for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was held at Miss Joyce’s Dance Studio on October 21. Five students participated working on their acrobatics skills for three hours. Rolls, cartwheels, headstands, kick overs and handsprings all looked better after three hours work. The students also learned what someone with Cystic Fibrosis has to go through each day. They have to keep their airway clear by use of a special inflatable vest that vibrates, they have liquid medicines that include antibiotics to fight lung infections taken through a nebulizer and they have pills to take with every meal and most snacks.
Three hours of acrobatics works up a good appetite and a hot dog supper hosted by studio owner Joyce Triche was enjoyed by all. The following Saturday, the girls returned to turn in the money they raised for Cystic Fibrosis research. The young ladies brought in $432.00.
The 1st place winner was Hailey Hart of Lewisville. Hart has participated in the Flip-a-thon for several years. Bella Tippit of King came in 2nd place. Rebecca Triche of Stokesdale, Cora Harris of Walnut Cove and Taylor Capitano of King also added to the total. Local prizes were donated by Talley’s Flower Shop, Bubble Me Pink, Dairi-o and Miss Joyce’s Dance Studio. Three of the girls will receive a t-shirt from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Flip-a-thon has been held every October at Miss Joyce’s Dance Studio since 1985. This year Miss Joyce saw her first second generation participant.