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March 25, 2010

Annual Crayon Carnival, Stroll of Nations is Saturday



Members of the Cooperstown Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) are encouraging everyone to get out for a day of family-fun on Saturday.

The organization will hold its annual Crayon Carnival & Stroll of Nations form 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Middle/ High School gymnasium.

The event, which has grown throughout the years, will feature inflatable rides, international exhibits and activities, games, music, raffles, a silent auction, a cake walk, and food court.á The Crayon Carnival is the PTO’s biggest fundraiser of the year and according to Co-President Peg Odell, this year’s community event will be bigger than in the past.

Odell said The Stroll of Nations, which was incorporated into the activities last year, will have more to offer. She said there will be nine stations that will represent the countries of Mexico, Zambia, France, Costa Rica, the United Nations, Japan, Taiwan and China.

The country displays are being created by school parents and by volunteers from the Cooperstown Graduate Program.

``I think the fact that students from the Cooperstown Graduate Program are donating their time to create two of the country stations (Japan and Taiwan) is significant,” said Odell. ``It shows how all parts of the community, businesses, non-profit organizations, parents, teachers, administrators, students and community-minded individuals are working together to make this a fun and engaging day, and also a successful fundraiser for the school.”

The addition of the Stroll of Nations has brought a new kind of excitement to an already popular event, said Odell. Duringlast year’s carnival, Kim Jastremski, a member of the PTO, said the Stroll of Nations was her suggestion. She said she heard many people say it would be a good idea to be able to give the fundraiser an educational aspect.

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