Two brothers from St. Davids Public School raised money for Project Share by selling handmade snow globes at the school’s fall fair last weekend.
After seeing similar globes at another fair, Marcus and Joshua Hannan, aged 8 and 6, said they wanted to create their own. The annual Fall Fair and Market was the perfect venue to sell them.
“I think we sold about 14 or 15 so far,” Marcus said after about three hours. All the money they raised will go to Project Share, a Niagara Falls charity that helps people in poverty.
Melissa Tregunno, co-chair of the St. Davids Public School council, said the school has been holding the annual fall fair for the last three years.
“Each year we sort of add something new or take something away, depending on what’s worked in previous years,” she said.
This year, the bouncy castle was new, and looked to be “a big hit,” she said. Firefighters from St. Davids Fire Station were out in front of the school all afternoon providing safety demonstrations.
The St. Davids firefighters are “tremendous supporters” of the school, she said. The school also receives ongoing help from the St. Davids Lions Club, she added.
“They all help throughout the year. When we need something for the school, we put in a request to them and they’re quick to help when they can,” she said.
School principal Tracey Leemet said much of the planning falls to the parent volunteers and council, who begin planning next year’s fair as soon as this one is finished.
“It’s a lot of moms and dads that chip in to make it happen,” she said.
The money raised this year will be going toward some new gym equipment and levelled readers, Leemet said.
“That’s kind of our goal right now,” she added.
The fair this year featured a market with local vendors, a bake table and performances by the Carousel Players. The NOTL Public Library was also on hand offering free button-making with supplies from the Makery.
The school didn’t yet have a final total of money raised during the fall fair by Wednesday morning.