ADS Craft Fair cel­e­brates 20 years

Sherbrooke Record - - SCHOOL PAGE - Sub­mit­ted by Wanda Cox

In keep­ing with tra­di­tion, the ADS Craft Show will hold its 20th edi­tion, this week­end Novem­ber 10th and 11th.

The ADS (As­bestos-danville- Ship­ton Ele­men­tary School) craft show was started in 1998 by Va­lerie Bushey whose chil­dren at­tended ADS and was taken over by the school’s PPO in 2015. There were a few years in be­tween where it was or­ga­nized by staff mem­bers at the school. Over the past 20 years, the craft show has raised ap­prox­i­mately $80,000 for the school com­mu­nity. The funds have been used for stu­dent ac­tiv­i­ties such as school trips to Mont Ham, Coat­i­cook Gorge, pick­ing ap­ples and a visit to the pump­kin patch, as well as in­school ac­tiv­i­ties such as Hal­loween events, movie day and other lit­tle ex­tras not cov­ered by the school. An Amount of $22,000 was also used to help pay for the new play­ground in­stal­la­tions. Over the years the funds have also been used to help to keep the cafe­te­ria open, deficit free, so that ADS stu­dents can con­tinue to have ac­cess to healthy hot lunches at a low cost.

All pro­ceeds, ex­cept for ad­ver­tis­ing costs are all re­turned to the school for the stu­dents. This event would not be pos­si­ble with­out the help and do­na­tions from the par­ents and staff, as well as the ded­i­ca­tion of the vol­un­teers who make it hap­pen. Be sure to stop by be­tween 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to start your hol­i­day shop­ping early. As well you can en­joy a de­li­cious brunch on Sun­day served be­tween 10 – 1 p.m.

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