Northport Elementary hosts annual fall fundraiser
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A number of Northport Elementary students were painting the faces and hands of willing people this past Saturday at the school's annual fall fundraising bazaar that also featured a sale, auction and canteen. In no partuclar order, the students pictured are brothers Gavin and Tanner McEachern; Mallareigh Coffin, Sydney Moore, Taylor Laceby, Maddison Weir, Claire Crossman and Breanna Forsyth.
NORTHPORT-The community of Northport came out in droves to support the hub of its community Saturday morning at its school’s fall fundraising bazaar.
“This is our main fundraiser for the year,” stated Northport Elementary School Home and School Association fundraising chair John Moore. “I’ve been doing this for thirteen years; it was going on long before I got here,” he added. “It enhances the school program, providing them whatever is needed, such as transportation.”
While Moore conceded that attendance at the annual event was down from last year, he was confident that it would raise as much as was done in previous years.
“It’s down a bit, but I think that we will do just as good as other years,” he said.
A number of new and used items ranging from small household appliances to toys were either sold or auctioned off Saturday morning by auctioneer Randy Breau.
In addition to the sale and auction, students from the local P-6 elementary school offered to paint people’s hands or faces using a range of designs. A bake table was also set up, as was a table selling tickets on a Halloween package that included a Rest In Pieces headstone. A ‘Can you guess how many’ jar was also featured.
Finally, a canteen served up a variety of hot and cold beverages and food options.