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Letter to the Editor: Thank You from HKMS PTO

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Dear Haddam-Killingworth Community,

The Haddam-Killingworth Middle School PTO held its 30th Annual Holiday Craft Fair on December 2, 2017.

The Middle School Gym and Cafeteria were transformed into a vibrant marketplace with over 70 booths, featuring artisans and crafters from near and far. Many of our participants have joined us for several years and this year we also had several new vendors with a wide selection of hand-crafted items. All proceeds from this event will be used to enhance the educational experience of the HKMS students.

Special acknowledgement goes out to these dedicated people and groups who significantly contributed to the success of this year’s fair: Kristen Melnick, Mary Karkutt-Kulak and Katy Steinhilber, who chaired sub-committees; the PTO board – Jon Leiberman, Jen Favalora, Jen Savoy and Joann Keithan; our custodial staff Sal Imme, Don Michaud and Thomas Butka who worked to support the Middle School facility, kitchen staff Mary Hueg and Denis Recchia who provided Technology support; Dr. Jennifer Olsen, Ryan Mackenzie, and Gretchen Schwanfelder for their incredible partnership; the many parent volunteers for their time and generous donations to our bake sale and concessions; local area stores and restaurants who contributed significant donations to the fair. The Haddam-Killingworth High School and Middle School students committed volunteering is the most distinguishing aspect of our fair and their continued stellar participation this year again earned them kudos from our vendors. Several new and returning students worked diligently, starting with fair set up on Friday afternoon, helping vendors unload their merchandise and move-in, working as greeters, assistants in the bake sale, concessions and other areas throughout the fair on Saturday, and the final clean-up activities at the end of the fair.

Our sincere thanks also to all of you who visited the fair! We hope to see you next year….

Priya Santhanam
Craft Fair Chairperson
H-K Middle School PTO

Sponsors of the H-K Middle School Craft Fair:
AJ’s Pizza – Higganum
The Blue Highway Café – Higganum
Cozy Corner Bake Shoppe – Killingworth
DaVinci Pizza – Higganum
Dino’s Pizza Restaurant- Higganum
Higganum Village Market – Higganum
Jack’s Country Restaurant – Higganum
River Valley Provisions – Haddam