For over 15 years, the Parent Teacher Organization at Lynnville Elementary has hosted the annual Fall Festival, and this year is no different.
On Saturday, Sept. 26, the PTO will present their largest fundraiser held at Lynnville Elementary.
“This is our primary fundraiser for the year,” said Rachel Elpers, a member of Lynnville Elementary’s PTO. “We usually raise money for teacher allotments, new books for the library, a mural for inside the school or other different things.”
In the past, the event has also helped fund Promethean whiteboards for the classroom, playground equipment and twice every year the PTO sponsors the Accelerated Reader Program with reward parties.
This year there will be a silent auction and a raffle ticket sale, along with food provided in the cafeteria. Each class created a picture collage, which will be auctioned off, and toward the end of the event, a king and queen will be crowned from both the fifth and sixth grades.
“At the fall festival we usually have games for all the students,” said Elpers. “They range from having a clown there who makes balloon animals, face painting to a dunk tank. The dunk tank is new this year and so is the pumpkin painting. We’re having pumpkins donated so that the kids can paint their own.”
This event wouldn’t be possible without the multiple sponsors involved like Lynnville National Bank, Townsquare Furnishings and Elberfeld Gardens. Last year the event earned around $8,000, and, according to Elpers, they hope to reach that number again.
“This event helps us raise money to provide these things for the kids,” said Elpers. “With the budget cuts in the past, the teachers don’t always have what they need in the classroom.
“They can provide their own incentives for good work in their own classroom with the allotments the PTO can give out thanks to this event.
“And we provide the murals in the school, which creates memories that the kids won’t ever forget.”