Community rescues LES Fair

Thirty-five year old tradition gets an unexpected boost from the community.

After the concern of having to cancel this year’s Fun Fair at Lytton Elementary School because of the teachers’ strike, the parents and community of Lytton pulled together and made the 35th Annual LES Fun Fair an amazing success!

Multiple thank-you’s go out to the parents of LES, the Lytton Volunteer Fire Department, the Lytton Ambassadors, and many other community members who volunteered their time to set up, work the event and do the clean-up. Thank you’s also go to the many community groups and businesses who donated prizes to the bingo and loonie auction, the people who donated cakes for the cake walk, and those who donated for the food hamper!

People of all ages enjoyed the games, the cake walk, the loonie auction, the bingo, the cotton candy, and the great food at the concession.

The raffle was popular again this year. Student ticket sellers were out in the community weeks before the event. Winners of the raffle were first prize of $300 went to Marlene Pickard, second prize of $200 went to Adam Phillips and the third prize food hamper to Tia Chalifoux. Top student ticket sellers this year were Katelynn Spinks, Laura Lee McKay and Steven Yan.

The Fun Fair has been going on at LES for 35 years now. Our earliest records of Fun Fair are from 1977. Many of our parent volunteers have fond memories of Fun Fair when they were students here at LES. Included in this year’s volunteers were Miss Lamont and Mrs. McDermid (now retired), who were teachers at the very first event. As well, Mrs. Dodge who was secretary of the school back then volunteered her time.

Again this year we were pleased to see our school trustee, Mavourneen Varco-Ryan, as well as Superintendent Teresa Downs here to help out.

Denise O’Connor

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