Year-end kindergarten program celebrates America

      Lake Park kindergarteners wait to meet up with there parents following a yearend program. / Sean Streicher

      Lake Park Elementary School held their Year-end kindergarten program Friday morning.

      The theme of the event was Kids of America. Organizers say with all that happened this year, from the Olympics to the presidential election they wanted to honor our country.

      The students sang patriotic songs to the packed house of parents, grandparents and guardians.

      "My wife and I are ex-soldiers, and this was just a treat for us to see our grand baby participate in something like this," said grandparent Larry Jackson

      The program wrapped up with a slide show of highlights from this year that sparked some tears and wished the children good luck in the first grade.