The Wilkinson Fun Fair was on Saturday, June 15th, 2019
When we started planning the Fun Fair in March, we all knew it would come and go in the blink of an eye, but we had no idea how much fun we’d have along the way. Sometimes we forget this event is, first and foremost, a fundraiser to help the parent council support programs like Junglesport, arts programming, technology in the classrooms, and community events.
We are pleased to report that with your attendance and generosity, we exceeded our fundraising goal. Thank you so much for your support!
It takes a village to put on an event of this size. We are truly thankful for our team leads, amazing volunteers, school administration and teachers who give their time and energy to make the event a success. Of course, Fun Fair would never be possible without the donations, support and participation of Wilkinson families. THANK YOU! Every little bit makes a huge difference!
As you can imagine, it’s no small feat to manage those resources and the event planning committee deserves a huge round of applause. This year, eight people served on the planning committee for the 2019 Fun Fair. Three of those people are parents of students who are graduating next year, and we need to train the next generation of leaders to keep this Wilkinson tradition alive. Joining the Fun Fair committee is a great way to get involved and meet new families while contributing to the event that brings in the largest portion of our annual funds. Starting in October 2019, we will be hosting event planning evenings to allow new parents to find out more about how we run this event. Look for meet and greet event dates in the fall.
An event of this size needs over 100 volunteers, and we were on the low side this year. Seven Wilkie Alumni parents came out of retirement to support the event this year as we did not have enough volunteers from current families to lead our sub-committees.
We greatly appreciate the support and generosity of the local businesses and political leaders who sponsor our Fun Fair with donations of everything from food and gift cards to amazing items for our Silent Auction. We have been recognizing Fun Fair donors on Twitter and Facebook for the last few weeks, and donors often prominently display certificates of recognition in their stores. If you notice one, please thank them for their support. A complete list of sponsors is available here. The lives of Wilkinson students are enriched by the kindness and generosity of our community.
As a final note, no big party is complete without kind guests who help with the cleanup. If you are able to stay until the end in 2020, we could use your help ensuring the school is clean and ready for the children on Monday morning.
One last time, on behalf of the parent council and all the Fun Fair team leads, thank you! We couldn’t have done it without you, and we look forward to seeing you next year. For those of us graduating next year, it will be a bittersweet celebration to end a great run of community building and fundraising.
If you have any questions or you’d like to help with Fun Fair, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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