Written by Angie Walker, Principal, Crawfordville Elementary School Monday, 06 February 2012 09:41
Crawfordville Elementary has been hosting a festival for many years as do all of the elementary schools in Wakulla County.
In order for these festivals to be successful, the community simply must support them through donating items or agreeing to be a festival sponsor. With so many schools and organizations knocking on the doors of our small community and our limited businesses, one would think that our businesses would have no choice but to say no when they are repeatedly asked to support yet one more school and yet one more event. That is not the case for our community and for our businesses. Not only do they agree to sponsor our schools, they eagerly agree and do so year after year after year.
Crawfordville Elementary School greatly appreciates their sponsors who so generously give each year. Our sponsors are the ones who make it possible to support the extra needs that our students and teachers have. They help to keep our gardens with vegetation and supplies, they help to provide extra events such as Bingo for Books, they help to put more reading books into the classrooms, they help pay for technology needs, they help with rewards and incentives for students and they help toward the overall success of our school.
This year in particular is special to us because over the past three years we have set aside a percentage of our festival proceeds to purchase new playground equipment for our youngest Cougars, the kindergartners. It has been a long wait.
A few weeks ago, six very large boxes were delivered to the school with a bright, shiny yellow slide ready to be assembled. The large, animated eyes of our little 5 year olds eagerly watched as the boxes were taken from the truck and put on the sidewalk for “the nice men” to come assemble their new playground.
The new playground is only possible because of our business sponsors. We may have a small community but have a huge support system! We had a dedication ceremony early Friday evening, February 3, to thank our community and our sponsors for their confidence in our school and their unwavering support for so many years. Thank you!
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