North Grafton PTG plans 23rd Fun Fair

FunFair9The North Grafton Parent Teacher Group is pleased to announce its 23rd annual Fun Fair on May 11 at North Grafton Elementary School 46 Waterville Street, North Grafton starting at 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and will run rain or shine. The Fun Fair will entertain families with games, pony rides, bounce houses, paint your own pottery, a Mindcraft scavenger hunt, speed pitching, photo booth, tie-die t-shirts, crafts, face painting, DJ music by Josh Briggs, balloon sculpting by Andi the Clown, interactive stations from Best Buy-Millbury, auction and raffle, and much more! Pepperoni Express and Swirls and Scoops will generously donate the food and ice cream. For the first time, the Fun Fair event will support two schools, North Grafton and North Street Elementary Schools. Proceeds from the event will fund educational enrichment programs, guest speakers, and additional teaching tools for students including the arts, sciences, music and mathematics for grades Pre-K to 6.

“Our Fun Fair is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we could not do it without the generous support of our community, North Grafton students and families, and the faculty and staff of both North Grafton and North Street Elementary Schools,” said Marci Palmer, Co-Chair of North Grafton Elementary PTG. “This year is even more exciting as we are working hard to make the event appeal to our older students as well as the students at NGES. Not only are we encouraging new families to get involved, we are also welcoming back many families and students from the North Street School to help volunteer and enjoy the day. We look forward to another fabulous event!”

This year’s Fun Fair will feature a variety of exciting silent auction and raffle items donated by Grafton and surrounding area businesses, individuals and non-profit organizations. Adults only are welcome to join us for a preview night on Friday May 10 from 7-9 p.m. to view items and bid on items from:

5 Wits, AAA Worcester, American Girl Doll, AMF Bowling, Anytime Fitness Grafton, Apple Tree Arts, Backyard Paradise Landscaping, Barnes & Noble Millbury, Basketball Hall of Fame/ Naismith Memorial, Bayside Resort, Bean Counter Bakery, Bernie & Phyls, Bertucci’s, BJs Northborough, Blackington Furniture, Blackstone Valley Cinema de Lux 14, Boston Red Sox, Boston Symphony Hall, Butterfly Place, C. A. Calderon Landscaping, Cabot Cheese, Cancuns, Casson Foster Photographer Inc., Central Rock, Clean. Cleaning Done Right! by Jean Tessicini, Coinstar/Redbox, Cut Loose Hair Studio, Dance it Up, Dick Doherty’s Beantown Comedy Escape, Dicks Sporting Goods, Discovery Museums, Donut Star, Dunkin Donuts Grafton, Eastern Mountain Sports Marlborough, Echobrook Nursery, Ecotarium, Edaville USA, Ephinany Boutique, F1 Boston, French Bouquet Florist, Grafton Country Store, Grafton Inn, Grafton Little League, Grafton Soccer League, Green Mountain Coffee, Hanover Insurance Company, Henry Agri Kenpo Karate, Higgins Armory, Highfields Golf & Country Club, Highlights, Hopkinton Country Club, Hyline Cruises, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Jamison Wexler Photography, JFK Presidential Library & Museum, Jillian’s of Boston, Joe’s Barber Shop, King & Queen Cleaners, Koopman Lumber, Lakeview House of Pizza, Learning Express Westborough, Little Gym of Westborough, LJ”s Hair Hop, Luxurious Nails, Lyn Evans, Mass Gymnastics Center, Mike’s Car Care Center Inc., Miss Tanya’s Nursery School, New England Aquarium, O’Connor’s Restaurant & Bar Worcester, Orange Salon, Panera Bread, Pecorino, Peabody Essex Museum, Pilgrim Hall Museum, Pink Calyx, Playtown Express, Post Office Pub, Providence Children’s Museum, Publick House Historic Inn & Country Lodge, Raynor Overhead Door- Worcester, Ringling Brothers, Roche Brothers, Roller Kingdom, Ron Rosenstock Photography, Salon Sogno, Santa’s Village, Sclamos, ScrubaDub, Shrewsbury Health & Racquet Club, Six Flaggs, Southwick Zoo, Spirit of Wellness, Stampin’ Up, Stop & Shop Grafton, Studio 79, Sugar Plums, Sweet Creation, Sylvan Learning, Target Worcester, Tatnuck Booksellers, Tavolino, Tea Party Designs, Trek Stop Bicycles, Union Music, Unos Millbury, Verizon Wireless Northborough (in BJs), Vienna Restaurant & Historic Inn, Wachusetts Mountain, Walmart Northborough, Walt Disney World, Wegmans, Whitin Community Center and Zoo England.

In addition, families will have the opportunity to bid on a 6 night South African Safari including luxury accommodations at Zulu Nyala Luxury Safari Lodge or Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge situated in the heart of South Africa’s Zululand conservation region. For more information visit: http://www.nges-ptg.org/fun-fair-2013.html.

Adults who attend Friday May 10 from 7-9 p.m. will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Visa gift card, no purchase required.

If you would like to donate a service, item or gift card to the auction or interested in becoming a corporate sponsor: please contact Katheleen Schaker at Liamsmom2006@gmail.com or 508-450-8899. All donations are tax deductible; the NGES-PTG is a 501c3 non profit.

All donations and sponsorships are due by April 30.

Special thanks to AMF Town & Country Lanes-Shrewsbury, Best Buy Millbury, Claytime Pottery, Hoop De Doo Hula Hooping, Magic World, Pepperoni Express, Pee-Wee Sports Academy, Ridge Valley Stables, Romer’s Carts and Swirls and Scoops. NGES is still looking for corporate sponsors, silent auction donors and community volunteers. If you are interested please contact Laura Often at ortlaura@hotmail.com.

Corporate Sponsors that have signed on as of April 4 for 2013:

  • Platinum Level: Mathieu Newton Sotherby’s International Realty, Saver’s Bank and Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Gold Level: UniBank and Wyman-Gordon Company
  • Silver Level: Citizens Bank, Danko Orthodontics, David French Music Company, Gaudette Insurance Agency, Grafton Suburban Credit Union, Republic Plumbing Supply, and Tina Theroux DMD
  • Bronze Level: Grafton Flea Market, Saddle Shed Inc., Templeman Tree Service Inc. and Webster Five

The North Grafton PTG offers a wide variety of programs and services to students and school staff at North Grafton Elementary and North Street Schools. These are funded entirely by the PTG through fundraising, donations and the volunteering of time. The PTG sponsors and funds a number of enrichment programs, field trips and services. It also provides assistance to the school staffs and principals for school sponsored events and programs. For more information visit: http://www.nges-ptg.org.

Submitted by Laura Often, NGES-PTG

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