San Pedro R.C. School to host All Saints Day fair
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
The San Pedro Roman Catholic School (SPRCS) is holding its annual All Saints Day fair. This is the fifth year that the school is hosting this fundraising event. This fair was introduced some five years ago to takes the place of the school’s Halloween fair.
The fair is scheduled to start on Friday November 4th at 5pm with a parade down the main streets of the town, being lead by the school’s marching band. The parade will start from the SPRCS and move up Barrier Reef Drive to Caribeña Street. It will then move west on Caribeña St. to Pescador Drive then South on Pescador Drive to the SPRCS, where it enters the school grounds and the fair starts.
As part of the fair, the students will be encouraged to dress as their favorite saints and will be entered in a contest with the chance to win various prizes. There will be much food, drinks, and pastries on sale.
At the fair grounds, there will also be lots of games including tombola, ring toss, balloon and dart, among others. Judging of the costumes will commence sharply at 8:30pm. There will be a small charge of $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children.
Apart form the games and food at the fair grounds, the school is also hosting a children’s disco. The disco will commence at 7pm and go through 11pm. There will be a cost of $1.00 for entrance. The disco will be opened to children from the age of 8 onwards. The disco will be chaperoned by four teachers; two at the door and two inside.
The fundraiser is a yearly event and proceeds go towards projects that benefit the school. This year, Principal Kay explained what this year’s proceeds will be used for. “Every year that we do this fair it’s a fundraising activity and we use the money for something to benefit the school. For this year, as you can see our palapa was destroyed during the vacations. It’s something that is really necessary. It’s the place where the kids have their lunch, their snacks and other activities as well. So whatever monies raised form this fair will be put towards building a shade for the kids”.
The principal extends an invitation to the general public to come out and bring the entire family for a night of fun filled family activities in support of the SPRCS stating,” Come out and support the school it’s a worthy cause.”