Thursday, November 3, 2011

PTO Craft Fair

Come to Colrain Central School's Annual PTO Craft Fair on Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 10 am to 3 pm in the school's gymnasium and cafeteria. The school is located at 22 Jacksonville Road (Route 112) (map) just north of the center of Colrain. If you are in town for the Crafts of Colrain tour you will be driving by the school - please stop in!

There is plenty of free parking near the gym entrance, and hot coffee, lunch, and bathrooms are available.

Many craftspeople will have their wares for sale. There will also be raffles and a Children's Shopping Room where the young ones can buy special gifts for their loved ones.

  • Crafts: decorative paintings, quilts, knitted & crocheted items, soaps, cards, hand woven baskets, wood turned bowls, pens etc..., sterling silver jewlelry, pickles, children's items, beanie babies
  • Craft Raffle - the PTO receives one item from each craft vendor for the raffle. Proceeds are used by the PTO for their ongoing support of the school.
  • PTO Bake Sale - delicious goodies from some of the best bakers in town
  • 6th Grade Basket Raffle - themes are Sports, Games/Movies, Kitchen, Car, and Dinner. Proceeds are used by the 6th grade class to fund their trip to Washington, D.C. (Link to last year's D.C. Trip Blog: )
  • Children's Shopping Room - an assortment of gift items at very reasonable prices for young shoppers only. Gift wrapping will be available.
  • Lunch -  6th grade students and their parents will be serving corn chowder, chicken noodle soup, grilled cheese sandwiches and hot dogs. Served with chips and a drink. There will also be an assortment of cookies and brownies for dessert. Proceeds will be used for the D.C. trip.

People who are in town for the Crafts of Colrain tour should look for our flyer with the "Free Coffee Coupon" attached. We hope to see you at our PTO Craft Fair!

About the PTO

The proceeds from the Craft Fair and other PTO fundraisers are used to support both present and past students. The Colrain Central School PTO supports our school community by sponsoring events that celebrate our rural community and that bring families together. 

This fall we sponsored children's games and fireworks at Colrain's Old Home Days and the Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Fair. We celebrated our first Trunk or Treat the day after the Halloween storm and we traditionally sponsor a Sock Hop in the spring. We provide refreshments for the school wide Winter Frolic and lunch for Field Day, and last year we lent financial support to "Project Safeguard" which is hosted at Mohawk. 

Different years bring different events. Some years it is "Math Night", some years it is Movie night. The largest part of the money we raise goes to fund two $500.00 scholarships awarded annually to former Colrain students who are pursuing higher education. 

Part of our mission is to reach out to our greater community, so our Annual Cookie Walk proceeds are entirely donated to a local cause or a Colrain family that may be in need. We also try to instill a sense of giving in our children, so we host events such as the 1000 pairs of Socks campaign that benefited our greater community. 

We also sponsor a "Citizenship Award", which is given to two 6th graders at graduation. 

We thank all the families, friends and neighbors who generously support our events both with their presence and with their wallets.