The halls of Maple Glen elementary school will be a winter wonderland next month as the school’s PTO hosts Maple Glen’s Winter Carnival.
Maple Glen’s PTO has been raising money and bringing friends and family together for five years for the annual fall carnival. Jodi Brooks , PTO director of special activities, said they decided to skip a few months on the calendar this year.
“Fall is such a crazy time of year, with the start of the holidays and school activities,” Brooks said. “We want to try out a different time of year so more families can come.”
Maple Glen will open its doors for the carnival March 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a silent auction during the carnival, including items such as Cubs baseball tickets, Spa Days and even a butler service.
“Two couples will come to your home, provide a dinner menu, appetizers and wine,” said. “They will cook and serve the meals in your own home.”
Despite, the games and activities Jodi said the real fun is seeing the funds used in the classrooms.
“All of the money goes directly towards the teachers for their classrooms,” Brooks said. “I think it’s neat for the parents to see how the funds go directly to the classrooms of Maple Glen, it shows that we’re building a community of education and service within our own building.”
Current Publishing will be contributing to the silent auction by donating an ad in Current in Westfield.
By Lindsay Eckert
Lindsay is the managing editor of Current in Westfield.