A wild time at Kent’s Fest

Local residents strut their stuff at event filled with music and dancing

LAURA JAMESON/THE EXPRESS Students from Bald Eagle Area School District performed Kool & the Gang’s “Jungle Boogie.”
LAURA JAMESON/THE EXPRESS A group dressed as various jungle creatures performed The Dixie Cup’s “Iko Iko.”
LAURA JAMESON/THE EXPRESS Members of the Clinton County Community Connection Senior room performed “Walking in the Jungle.”
LAURA JAMESON/THE EXPRESS This class went above and beyond for their performance of “I just can’t wait to be king.” Both students and instructors dressed up in colorful matching costumes.
KIARA TINNIN/THE EXPRESS Bellefonte Elementary School students really got into their performance of “Hey hey we are the monkeys.”
KIARA TINNIN/THE EXPRESS Above, Miss Logan’s class used colorful fabric during their performance of “Try Everything” from the Disney Pixar movie “Zootopia.”

LOCK HAVEN — There was a lot of monkeying around at Lock Haven University’s East Campus Gymnasium on April 26. Hundreds of people, young and old, packed the space for the 18th annual Kent’s Fest. A celebration of all that’s great about the areas most special residents. This year’s theme was “jungle safari” and the performers didn’t disappoint. Groups danced to classics such as “Eye of the Tiger,” “George of the Jungle” and “Bear Necessities” as well as some new age favorites like “I Like to Move It” from Pixar’s “Madagascar” and Katy Perry’s “Roar” all while dressed up in colorful costumes and dancing along to well-practiced choreography.