By Marissa GOULD, intern
It was a magical day at St. George’s Preschool on Saturday. The school hosted its annual Dragon Faire, a medieval themed event complete with castle bounce houses, mazes and some medieval mini golf.
The popular event is a staple of St. George’s Preschool.
“The faire has been going on for so many years,” said teacher Erika Schmiedk. “So many years” may be an understatement; the Dragon Faire has been a staple of St. George’s Preschool for 40 years. It’s such a time-honored tradition, in fact, that past students will come by to reminisce.
Coordinating the faire involves the dedication of the school’s teachers and parents. They received donations from local businesses for food and raffle prizes. For example, the Faire’s snack corner was stacked with goodies from various stores including Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Ralph’s and the newly opened Gelson’s. There was even a Habit food truck to keep the little ones fed.
The Dragon Faire is major fundraiser for the preschool. Most of the money is raised from food and ticket sales. Proceeds from this year’s faire are earmarked for playground equipment and classroom supplies.