By Region 8 Newsdesk| August 29, 2015 at 2:19 AM CDT - Updated July 25 at 5:26 AM
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro children got to celebrate the new school year with a splash Friday night.
A "Back-to-School Splash" was hosted by Out of the Dark at the Jonesboro City Pool Friday night.
Elementary and Intermediate School students were invited to come out and enjoy swimming and free ice cream with their peers.
Out of the Dark President Kevin Richardson said they hoped to show the kids how to have good clean fun and even make some new friends.
“Peer pressure is tough when you're in school and you're a child,” Richardson said. “So, if you create an atmosphere where like-minded students can come together, then you can remove some of that peer pressure.”
The students were able to swim with their friends until 9 p.m.