Kindergarteners at Fairley Elementary recently had the opportunity to tour the building and eat ice cream with their classmates, all before school started.
The Kindergarten Ice-cream Social is an annual event. It is spearheaded by Hannibal Home and School, which funds, organizes and makes invitations for the evening.
This year, Hannibal welcomed 105 kindergarten students. Twenty-five to 30 percent of the incoming kindergarteners are new to the district; they had either just moved or had not attended pre-kindergarten at the school.
During the event, kindergarteners met their teachers, were given name tags and shown their cubbyholes. They also had the chance to travel through the lunchroom line while getting their ice-cream, and sat in the cafeteria to enjoy their treat.