. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)

(Elizabeth Lewis – Daily Press)

Local schoolchildren beat the heat and celebrate the start of their summer vacations Friday afternoon during the annual School’s Out Summer Splash, hosted by 7024U Youth Outreach Center at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex.

  • 5-29-Summer Splash - 1

    Local boys prepare to drop into the skate park on their Razor scooters. (Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)

  • 5-29-Summer Splash - 3

    A pair of boys brave the jets of water for a cooling blast. (Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)

  • 5-29-Summer Splash - 4

    A girl puts on a purr-fect face at 7024U’s face painting booth. (Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)

  • 5-29-Summer Splash - 5

    Several local students took a break from the water fun to enjoy the skate park. (Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)

  • 5-29-Summer Splash - 6

    Artesia Public Schools students take a refreshing jog through the water spouts at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex’s Splash Pad Friday afternoon during 7024U’s annual School’s Out Summer Splash. (Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)