GRANBY — A fundraiser to benefit students in Granby and Triway elementaries was held last Friday on the East Newton High School campus.
Both of the elementary schools combined forces to present the Granby/Triway Carnival, which was held from 5:30-8 p.m. and included a lot of activities. This was the third year the schools have combined the carnival.
“We have more space, the high school is nice enough to let us use their area for their space,” said Sabrina Barratt, president of the Granby Parents Association. “We have the inflatables, games, the teachers do the games and that money raised at the booths for their games goes straight to their classrooms. The inflatables, we split between Triway and Granby. We kind of do projects throughout the year for the school. The silent auction, we have that going on and that is the teachers providing baskets for that. And the live auctions, we get donations and Granby and Triway spilt the profits on that.”
Barratt said that the Granby campus raised right at $3,000. As for the Triway campus, the totals were not available as of press time. Last year, the carnival raised $3,500.
Asked how important this fundraiser is to help the students, Barratt noted that it is very important.
“We do a fall fundraiser and this is our spring fundraiser, this is half of our profit we get each year to be able to send them on their field trips and things like that,” she said. “If we don’t have these, if we didn’t have the second half, we would only get to do half of the activities for them. Field trips, new ball equipment, we are working on a new sound system for the Granby campus. Like science class, dissection kits, sometimes we help with that, help to send the fourth graders to Jefferson City, helping the math and science club go on their bowl trips. There is a large variety of things.”
Barratt noted she was pleased with the turnout.
“It makes us super excited when the parents back us, and the kids can come out and have a good time,” she said.