The Winter Carnival, held on March 10th, was a tremendous success. This annual PTA fundraiser is a favorite of children and parents, and is a wonderful way to enjoy family time while supporting our school. Carnival games, crafts, and delicious food all added to the festivities leaving attendees smiling and entertained.
The hard work of student and parent volunteers makes this event possible. Thanks to our enthusiastic student volunteers from the Wilton Girl Scout Troops, Wilton High School Key Club, Top Inclusion Model Students, , National Honor Society and to name a few. They got sticky at cotton candy, fielded flying soccer balls, painted faces and everything in between. Parent volunteers were present at every booth to assure that children would have a chance to win games, create artwork and enjoy all the Carnival had to offer.
The Miller-Driscoll administration and teachers donated their time and talent, making the Winter Carnival a wonderful fundraiser to help bridge the gap between the Wilton Board of Education budget and the needs of the school. We would like to give a very special “Thank You” to the custodians, who dedicated many hours to the set-up, breakdown, and cleanup of the event. Their expertise, knowledge of the school and manpower got us through the day, and restored the school to its normal shape for classes Monday morning. We could not have done it without them.
We would like to extend a big thank you to the following local businesses, who generously donated their products and services: Applegate Farms, , Costco, , , , Freihofer's Bread and the . Also, we thank the for their generous contribution to our silent auction and helping to control traffic and parking at this popular event.
Last, but certainly not least, thank you to the committee chairs and PTA members, who spent months preparing for this day. Thanks to Hillary Morrissy & Carla Quigg (Class Projects/Games); Heather Pettit & Tracy Taylor (Giving Tree); Christina Lenz and Lisa Smith (Café); Wendy Eusebe and Sarah Simmons (Cotton Candy/Popcorn); Laurie Musilli (Grab Bags); Lisa Finn (Bake Sale); Janel Cassara (Prizes); Anne Casher & Kim Wiener (Crafts); Joanna Rodriguez-Seiffer (Student Volunteer Coordinator); Lori Fusco (Publicity/Signs); Farrah Minnich, Randi McDonnell & Laure Freidman (Silent Auction); and Joel Krawitz (Set-up/Breakdown).
Thanks to our PTA Treasurer Tara Snow & to Maria Wilcox for handling the cash and checks while keeping an eye on the bottom line. Also, we'd like to extend our most sincere thanks to our Interim PTA President Heather Pettit, who in addition to her duties as Giving Tree Co-Chair, lent support and guidance throughout this process. It was our pleasure to work with such a competent and enjoyable group. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Sabeth Albert, Evelyn Drew, Sheila Krawitz, Tiffany Tecce
Winter Carnival Co-Chairs