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Parents expose kids to dozens of new hobbies


What do you do in your spare time? Maybe some painting, or collecting things... like bees? How about raising big hairy dogs?

Well, the kids at Spring Hill Primary School got to learn about those hobbies, and a lot more at their hobby day.

Karaoke was just one of over 30 hobbies featured for hundreds of kids to sample, although some things spilled over into careers, like the Longview Police K-9 unit.

The kids played a little fetch, then some moved on to... big dogs-- Show quality Alaskan Malamutes. The kids get to participate in this one, too.

Jay Van Zandt raises the dogs, "We also have taught them how to pull and we're giving rides as well as demonstrating the show dogs."

It's hard to believe that some of these primary students have never been pulled by sled dogs... and come to think of it, neither have I, actually.

Inside, the Spring Hill Pace Setters took some want-to-be's through their, um, paces. The twirlers twirled, and the gymnasts... gymnastisised.  Wow, I bet they sleep good tonight.

A few doors down the beekeeper lurks.

She is the mother of the whole hive. She makes the eggs. The queen can lay 1,500 to 2,000 eggs a day.

The karaoke sounded safer to me.

This is the twelfth year that the fair has taken place, and it has gone from just a few hobbies on display to more than 30 on display today.

And all the hobbies were done by parents of students.

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