January signals the time to start preparing for our largest fundraising and volunteer event of the school year – Mayfaire! The 6thAnnual Mayfaire will take place on Sunday, May 6 from 3:00-6:00pm.
Mayfaire is an event that raises needed funds for the PTA as well as providing an exciting afternoon of activities for families and students of our community. Not only is Mayfaire a family friendly event that our students look forward to each year, but it encourages us to come together in a big collaborative effort. Each classroom will have classroom representatives attend meetings and organize two booths for parents from their classroom to help run before, during, and after the event.
In addition to the fun booths that feature carnival-style games, Mayfaire has a large silent auction as well as a few large raffle prizes. Families are encouraged to bid up the fabulous donations that will be collected over the next few months, and hope that they have purchased the winning raffle ticket for a fabulous raffle prize! The Helman PTA needs a Mayfaire Silent Auction and Raffle Coordinator (or coordinators). Collecting donations is an effort that happens over many months and requires the help and dedication of several people. Please contact Becky Sniffen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Arianna Van Heusen at email@example.com if you would like more information!
One of the many benefits of Mayfaire is that it also encourages recycling and reusing. Prizes in the form of gently used toys, games, and equipment are gathered throughout the school year and cleaned and organized for the big event. Please bring your donations to Malinda in the office or you can contact Heidi Loftus at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to help with this effort. During Mayfaire, children earn tickets as they play games and those tickets are then used to “buy” prizes.
Mayfaire setup and organization is a huge task, but also a labor of love. If event coordination is something you are interested in, please consider working along side Becky Sniffen to see if Mayfaire Event Manager is a position you would be interested in taking on! We look forward to seeing you at Mayfaire!