WENY News - Holiday craft fair raises money for graduating seniors

Holiday craft fair raises money for graduating seniors

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     ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Elmira High School held their second annual "Holiday Craft Fair" on Sunday.

     The fair featured over seventy-five vendors spread out around the school.

     Visitors could participate in fifty-fifty raffles and explore anything from jewelry and decorations, to clothing and food. 

     It cost two dollars to enter and was free for kids twelve and under.

     The school's Project Graduation committee organized the fair. 

     "Project Graduation" provides each graduating class with a free event after graduation.

     "Parents come together of the graduating seniors to raise money," said Project Graduation committee secretary, Cherie Watson. "We seek input from community businesses and partners to help us fund that special night after graduation when the seniors are able to be whisked away to a fun and exciting night that's free of alcohol and drugs and it's a safe place."

     The committee is looking to raise around thirty-thousand dollars for their upcoming senior class.

     "For this special night for the kids, this is a surprise for the kids," said Watson. "We entice them to come by letting them know that we're planning a really fun night for them and it is free to them. We just really want to have them come and enjoy that night. So we have plans that are secret, top secret, and we hope it'll be really fun for the kids."

          If you'd like to learn more about Project Graduation, you email the committee at elmira.projectgraduation@gmail.com.

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