March 25, 2010
Michael, Jim, Stephanie, Bunny & Bayla
The annual Key West Preschool Co-op Spring Fair is the major fundraising vehicle for the school. Each year, the fair serves as a harbinger of the new season and kids of all ages show up for the fun. Once again this year the fair was held on location at the school, moving from Bayview Park beginning last year. This year they added some larger rides and a pair of bounce houses to go along with all the other games and activities.
You could not have asked for a more perfect day, bright and sunny with a wonderful breeze, low humidity and temperatures in the low 70s. The wonderful weather brought the crowd out as thousands of kids and parents showed up for the fun.
Kathy once again, reprised her role as the Easter Bunny and I served as the official photographer and took over 700 photos of kids with the Easter Bunny through-out the day. It was so comfortable that in spite of the bright sunshine, Neither the Easter Bunny or I got too hot.
The Spring Fair features all sort of fun activities. Games, face-painting, rides and even the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department Animal Farm were available for attendees to enjoy. It is such a wonderful event and I know that it is creating memories for the kids that will remain with them forever. I can still recall fondly events like the School 70 Carnival and the School 70 Pumpkin Festival from my youth and I get the sense that these kids will recall the Spring Fair in a similar manner.
I was especially happy to see the kids interact with the animals that “Farmer Jeanne” brought from the animal farm. There was a great variety of cool animals, including a sloth, a small pony, a tortoise, a baby alligator, some bunnies, and ferrets. The sloth was really cool and so great with the literally hundreds of kids that interacted with it.
I have no idea how much money was raised for the Preschool, but it certainly looked to be a huge success. Special thanks to Jasmine Kenna, who for the second straight year was in charge of putting on the fair. They were two of the best Spring Fairs that I have attended and I’ve been to more than a few. The parents and staff at the school deserve thanks as well, it is certainly a lot of work, but in the end it all proved worthwhile.
Betsy, Bunny & Jasmine