The annual Christmas Fair, one of our community’s most beloved traditions, and one of the Parents’ Guild’s most important fundraising events of the year, took place last weekend. And even though it was unfortunately not an in-person event at the School, it was still an amazing community-building event and a huge success thanks to the hard work of our Parents’ Guild and the generosity of our community. Together we raised over $32,000!
Popular Fair traditions like wreath sales, wine by the case, and used uniforms all went online this year. The wreaths sold out in only a few days, there was the usual high demand for uniform pieces and most families got what they were looking for, and the number of wine cases sold went well beyond previous years and expectations. Speaking of expectations, the Silent Auction moved online this year for the first time ever, and it completely surpassed hopes thanks to the incredible response from our community both in terms of donations and bids. Many commented how user friendly the process was.
On Saturday a small group of volunteers spent the afternoon at the Christmas Fair Drive Thru ensuring contact-less delivery of items to families. It was a festive scene that included Santa and Buddy the Elf, Christmas tunes, and incredible Christmas decorations and spirit!
Special thanks to the Parents’ Guild, especially Christmas Fair Lead Amy Publicover and President Keith Bourne, for their leadership of a fantastic Christmas Fair Planning Team - the amount of energy and Christmas spirit they put into this Fair and its success was phenomenal and we are incredibly grateful. Thanks also to Harvest Wine & Spirits who so generously donated back to the School, and to everyone in our community who bought raffle tickets, donated auction items, bought wreaths, bid on auction items, and participated in big and small ways during the Fair.