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Anderdon Public School presents its annual "Funfest" fundraiser

Children participate in games at FunFest.

It was a busy scene at Anderdon Public School last Thursday night.

The Middle Side Road elementary school hosted its annual “Funfest” with the entire school community invited to come out to enjoy live music from the Anderdon Mustang Marching band during “Band on the Lawn,” the recorder band, the GAINS Happy March, the “Poison Iven” percussion ensemble and solo artists Jack White, Quin Beaudoin and Aaliyah Lynn Dolata Oma.

There were also numerous children’s carnival games designed and implemented by the Anderdon Leadership Club, under the direction of teacher Randi Lamarche. Food trucks, an art contest, a raffle, popcorn sales, a DJ, and the outdoor movie “Elemental” rounded out the evening’s activities.

“It’s pretty cool when students and staff step up to produce an event where everyone comes together like this,” said principal Mat Burkhart.

Burkhart noted it was his first year in being part of the Anderdon Funfest and was clearly pleased to be part of the festivities.

“It’s a really nice night,” said Burkhart.

Proceeds from the event will be used in multiple ways, including to upgrade the pavilion at the rear of the elementary school. Burkhart added funds will be also used to enhance learning, such as new equipment and technology in classrooms. It will also be used for field trip and band expenses.

“The whole school is able to come out,” he said.

Burkhart praised the work of Lamarche and the students in her leadership club, stating they worked hard to develop the games and present the “Funfest.”

“It’s a good sized crew,” he said of the leadership club.

There were a lot of positives to the Anderdon “Funfest,” he added, emphasizing the point that he enjoyed seeing a large portion of the school community attend.

“It’s well attended,” said Burkhart. “There are many positives to have everyone together from our community.”

Anderdon Public School presents its annual "Funfest" fundraiser

By Ron Giofu

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