Head on over to Happy Valley elementary’s fair next week

Annual fun fair the Langford school PAC’s major fundraiser for year

Classroom resources for teachers and field trip admissions are usually at the top of the list for moneys brought in with Happy Valley elementary’s annual spring fun fair fundraiser.

While this school year is nearing its end, the dollars raised with next Thursday’s (May 26) family oriented community extravaganza will provide some of the basics for in-class and outside learning experiences for students during the next school year.

“Each class is allotted a certain amount of money every year,” says Happy Valley parent advisory council president Tarra Rosenke, noting that it could go toward extra fine arts materials, or extra-curricular activities students get involved in.

From a money perspective, the event historically pulls in between $10,000 and $13,000, making it one of the PAC’s biggest fundraisers of the school year.

Ditto for the fun factor, especially considering that five bouncy rides will be among the activities available on the evening. Organizers have also added bowling to the usual array of games set up and manned by students, including a dunk tank, cake walk and others.

For the bigger “kids” in the crowd, the vendor market and silent auction can make this a fun and interesting experience. And if you’re looking to do dinner at the fair, Jenner Chev-Olds has rolled out the Grillverado barbecue truck to help cook up those donated hamburgers and hot dogs.

Rosenke says the support from the community for this event has once again been tremendous, with many donations received to help the cause and keep costs down.

The fair runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the school, located at 3291 Happy Valley Rd. in Langford. For more information, please visit the school’s website at happyvalley.sd62.bc.ca.

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