The Bazaar has been running every year for close to 40 years, a definate tradition around these parts. The teachers, like these lovely beautiful ladies, are very much involved in the run up to the big day as well as the day of......making crafts, baked goods, selling raffle tickets, collecting the wreath order money etc, etc............
And in the end............we made close to $15, 000.00 this year!! All of this money goes back into the school activities to enhance and support our Creeker kids and staff. Extra field trips, new musical instruments, more library books, supplies for the classrooms, sonic ear systems for easier listening and teaching, gym equipment, guest speakers and teachers, good deed prizes, etc, etc............have all been purchased with the money raised every year. Amazing, really. This year? We're focusing on new sound and lighting systems for a very successful drama program that is run exclusively by two very keen teachers, one of whom wrote the play which will be excitedly performed in the spring.
On Saturday, as I looked around, I could see my own family milling around with other families. I could see the little faces who have grown up and the new little ones whom I won't have a chance to get to know. I felt an unbelievable amount of satisfaction knowing that the time and effort..............done with love...........has all been well worth it. I feel like I have made a difference at Garden Creek School........and along the way, I sure made some wonderful friends.
All for the sake of a little green frog.