Gifted PAC holds 30th An­nual Craft Fair

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - COMMUNITY -

There was some­thing spe­cial for ev­ery­one at the West Ch­ester Area School District’s (WCASD) Gifted Par­ent Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee’s (PAC) Craft Fair held on Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 5.

Or­ga­nized an­nu­ally each Novem­ber for the past 30 years, the event is co­or­di­nated by volunteer Gifted PAC mem­bers and Gifted Re­source Teach­ers and is held at East High School.

Seventy ven­dors par­tic­i­pated in this year’s fair, of­fer­ing a va­ri­ety of items for sale that in­cluded orig­i­nal works of art, quilts, in­door and out­door dé­cor, home­made food items, jew­elry, toys, hol­i­day items, gifts for pets, and more. Themed raf­fle bas­kets were pre­pared by ev­ery school in the district and do­nated to the event. In ad­di­tion, a num­ber of ven­dors do­nated items to be raf­fled, and baked goods and other re­fresh­ments were avail­able to at­ten­dees.

The Craft Fair is the Gifted PAC’s only fundraiser held dur­ing the school year. Funds are gen­er­ated through the sale of ven­dor spa­ces, raf­fles, re­fresh­ment sales, and bake sales. Pro­ceeds from the Craft Fair are used to fund nu­mer­ous gifted pro­grams and ini­tia­tives across the District in the form of grants and schol­ar­ships.

“The com­mu­nity is crit­i­cal to the suc­cess of the craft fair, and we are very thank­ful for such a great turnout,” said Shyam Nair, a par­ent and co-Pres­i­dent of the Gifted PAC. “Many at­ten­dees come to this event ev­ery year and buy items from our ven­dors and bid on the as­sort­ment of raf­fle bas­kets. The pro­ceeds from this event greatly help the gifted pro­gram, which is a non-funded man­date in the state of Penn­syl­va­nia. It’s heart­warm­ing to know that our lo­cal com­mu­nity sup­ports the pro­gram and our stu­dents, teach­ers, and par­ents.”

For more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Tracey Duk­ert, Dig­i­tal Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Co­or­di­na­tor for the West Ch­ester Area School District, at tduk­ert@wcasd.net or 484-266-1170.

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