Showell Elementary brings back fall fundraiser, big turn-out


BERLIN, Md. – Students and community members gathered at Showell Elementary School in Berlin on Saturday for the return of their fall fundraiser, their biggest fundraiser of the year.

Fundraising events had to be canceled last year because of COVID, and those with the school say that made a big impact on their funding, so this year is especially important. Plus, with the return of events like these, students are able to focus on the fun after a difficult year and a half.

The day was filled with games, food, music, books, petting zoos, and plenty of costumes. All the proceeds from the festival will be used by the school’s PTA to help school-sponsored activities or needs. That includes visiting assemblies recreational equipment, Read Across America Week activities, and other school-related events.

“It’s really important that the kids have these events I think it brings him happiness and with everything that we’ve been through in the last two years now I think he’s events or what the community needs to kind of come together,” says Lauren Falotico, Vice President of the PTA Board. Jessica Andrews, Co-Secretary of the PTA board adds, “Something they’re used to getting that kind of got taken away last year that they’re getting back this year, so that’s amazing that we’re able to do that.”

The Showell Elementary PTA board also tells us, they are currently planning the return of their holiday shop, another huge fundraising event. Aside from that, they say they’re just happy to help kids begin to really enjoy school again.

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