WSA hosted another fabulous Holiday Fair!
It was a beautiful, sunny, but crisp, autumn day and we welcomed hundreds of families to our 29th annual Holiday Fair. It could never have happened without the hours and hours of time dedicated by our parents, volunteer leaders, staff, and faculty to create such a perfectly magical day.
Thank you to every Class Holiday Fair rep that held all of the Fair's activities. Thank you to the Holiday Fair Leadership Team who spent countless hours creating the structure for the Fair and supporting all of our parent volunteers. The Fair involves a tremendous amount of outreach and marketing efforts as well, including distribution of posters, yard signs, solicitation of donations from community businesses, radio ads on NPR and articles in local community publications. Thank you to Lisa Roggow and Grade 8 for creating the Forest Shop, which was overflowing with beautiful items for sale. Thanks also to our amazing Kindergarten faculty that put on another fantastic puppet show of “Mashenka and the Bear.”
At the Holiday Fair this year:
- We sold nearly 500 Puppet Show tickets
- Kindergarten families from Ms. Annie’s and Ms. Smith’s helped the Enchantment Shop to host 360 little ones for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience while selecting close to 1,100 handmade items
- The Pocket Lady gifted 529 surprises from the purple cloak
- Ms. Keeney’s, Ms. Eugene’s and Ms. Luba’s classes hosted 663 visits to the magical Fish Pond
- Grades 3 and 7 helped to hand twist 252 jump ropes
- Grade 6 painted over 200 little faces
- Grades 1 and 5 assisted in the crafting of 368 beeswax candles
- Grade 4 served coffee, hot chocolate, cider and delicious bagels, breads and desserts to hundreds of people
- Grade 2 fed many hungry guests with home-made sandwiches, fresh fruits and popcorn in addition to hosting a full day of talented performers on our outdoor stage
- Grade 8 sold jars and jars of delicious pickles to support their upcoming class trip
- Our Artist Market hosted nearly 25 artist booths
- The Petting Zoo welcomed 364 pairs of hands to pet the animals
- 137 crafters of all ages created beautiful dream catchers and clever catapults
- Our 30th Anniversary Classroom was full with visits from current and alumni families
Our Fair was a huge success by many standards - the first and foremost being the level of near 100% participation from our families. THANK YOU! Many hands DO make light work.