BY MICHELLE MILLER
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.
BY MICHELLE MILLER
- HOF celebrates 75th anniversary Stephen Clark had plenty of good reasons to found the National Baseball Hall of Fame, then called the National Baseball Museum, in 1939 in Cooperstown.
- Sauquoit ends season for C'town softball Cooperstown's softball season ended in the blink of an eye Saturday.
- Big crowd honors veterans in Coop Memorial parade Hundreds gathered Monday to honor veterans at the Cooperstown Memorial Day Parade.
- State sets $135 million minimum bid on casino The minimum capital investment to open a casino in a region stretching from Schoharie County to Saratoga County was set Monday at $135 million by the state Gaming Facility Location Board.
- Talking Opera adds outreach to Glimmerglass The Glimmerglass Opera Guild will be offering a 13th season of Talking Opera, a free series of educational presentations presented annually by the guild, beginning May 12.
- Lecture tells history of Burlington Members of the Fly Creek Historical Society heard about the history of nearby town Burlington Flats on April 23 at the Grange Hall in Fly Creek.
- Jean E. Olin VENICE, Fla. -- Jean E. Olin, 81, of Venice, Fla., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 14, 2014. She was surrounded by her loving family.
- Closing means more travel for patients, relatives The pending closure of Bassett Medical Center's inpatient psychiatric unit will mean more travel not only for patients but also for relatives, according to NAMI of Otsego County.
- Cal Tennant SCHENEVUS -- Callie (Cal) D. Tennant, of Schenevus, beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, passed away after a long, courageous struggle with diabetes, and died as a result of complications related to that disease Thursday evening, March 20, 2014, at his home. He was 38.
- Maddux, Cox stick together COOPERSTOWN -- If you didn't know any better Monday, the presence of Greg Maddux and Bobby Cox at the Baseball Hall of Fame wouldn't have raised an eyebrow.
- More inactive Headlines