First Fall Fair held at CF Elementary

The Chadds Ford Elementary School PTO launched its first ever Fall Fair last week in an attempt to raise an additional $4,000 so the group can buy about a dozen iPads and an iPad cart for the school.

Event co-coordinator Luci McClure said the school district had already purchased a dozen of the tablets for the school, but the PTO wants 12 more plus the cart to provide for an entire classroom.

She added that the new fall fund-raiser augments, not replaces, the traditional May Fair. According to McClure, there are too many things going on as the end of the school year approaches, making it more difficult to get parents to volunteer for things.

While the final tally is not yet in, McClure said the event was a definite success. There will be a debriefing later to see how things will play out in the future.

During the fair, students had a chance to dunk a teacher in the dunk tank, throw a football through hanging tires, get their faces painted and engage in some spin art. And, yes, there was food.

Photo above: Students get ready for a hayride at Chadds Ford Elementary School. (Photos by Rich Schwartzman)

Second-grader Devin Callahan makes some spin art

Fourth-grade teacher Curt Barr splashes down in the dunk tank.











Kevin Liao, a fifth-grader, throws a football through a tire.

About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.



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