A busy day at the Marshalltown school district

A positive message can change anyone’s day, and Anson Elementary students set out to put smiles on the faces of passersby at the intersection of East Anson Street and South 3rd Avenue Friday as part of a “Happiness Sprinkling Project” event. AT LEFT: Students and staff faced off with a game of volleyball during Friday’s homecoming pep assembly. The Bobcats got pumped up for next week’s big game and dance. BELOW: Children zipped around the Hoglan Elementary campus to greet their parents for Lunch on the Lawn. The students got to spend time with their families, and everyone enjoyed the nice late morning weather. Bobby the Bobcat and Marshalltown High School cheerleaders made appearances at the event as well.