, Kingston, NH

June 27, 2013

Epping PTO Carnival A Fun-filled Success

Carriage Towne News

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On behalf of the Epping Elementary School PTO I would like to express our gratitude to the many parents, teachers and students who volunteered at our carnival June 7th. It was a tremendous success due in part to their great job running the carnival games and inflatables.

Many of the volunteers were Middle and High School Honor Society members as well as Boy Scouts. However other volunteers were future honor society members trying to increase their community service hours. The volunteer turnout was triple the numbers that had signed up! We found spots for everyone to work and we were thrilled with their enthusiasm and support of our event.

Throughout the year our middle and high school students have generously given their time to volunteer to different PTO events. Their youthful enthusiasm and energy is obvious at our events. They are setting a wonderful example for our elementary students. In fact, many 5th graders have already asked to volunteer at events next year! Their contributions have also been noted by parents and other family members that are certainly impressed that our teenagers are willing to help out at community family events. Epping middle and high schools are certainly teaching civil responsibility and involvement to our teenagers.

In addition to our teenaged volunteers we also had a wonderful turnout of parents and teachers who manned carnival booths, sold tickets and food, and made cotton candy and sno-cones. honestly we had no idea how popular sno-cones would be on a rainy 55 degree day! I think every child had at least one! Thank you to EYAA for their loan of the sno-cones machine. A special shout out and thank you to Tom Dwyer for his generous donation of sausages, peppers and onions in addition to manning the grill the entire evening.

Finally as our year comes to a close and we pack away our carnival gear and get ready to enjoy our summer vacation I would like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing PTO president Tracy Dwyer for her many years of service to our organization and to our elementary students. I know that Tracy still has kids in our school so I look forward to working with her often next year. I also want to thank the rest of the PTO board and all the parents and teachers who volunteer at our events and support our efforts to provide our students with a wonderful environment to learn and grow. We could not do it without all of you! Thank you! See you in the fall!

Heather Clark

PTO President