It’s a hay of a day at Banta Elementary School.
Banta Hay Day kicks off Saturday in the 16th year of the rural school’s main fundraiser.
More than 100 items will be auctioned off, including bicycles, gift baskets and a getaway to Reno.
Young performers make up the day’s entertainment lineup. Spoiled Rotten, a rock band of seventh- and eighth-grade girls, will open the set, followed by singers from Bernadette Mederios’ Vocal Studio and dances by the Tracy Dry Bean Festival royal court and Triple Threat Studios.
"Because the hay day is for kids, it’s only fitting that the talent be kids as well," said Rene Coggins, who’s made the fundraiser a family event for the past eight years. "It’s a fun day, full of energy."
Cheri Wells, the event’s chairwoman, hopes the event raises $30,000 for the 290-student school, which is a popular event for some.
"I love catching up with people that have come and gone," said Leslie Pombo, a longtime Banta parent and eighth-grade teacher.
"There’s a sea of people from 3 p.m. on."
The hay day is from 3 to 9 p.m. at the school, 22345 El Rancho Road. A tri-tip dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
For information: 835-0171.