Family Fun and Excitement at the SPTO Harvest Fair

img_7307Saturday, October 15, was a simply perfect autumn day for the community to get together and celebrate the 13th Annual Harvest Fair at the Sherman School!

Over 300 volunteers, supporters, and children with their families and friends attended this fundraising event that’s sponsored each year by the Sherman Parent Teacher Organization.

img_7160The Harvest Fair event was a huge success. The SPTO Used Clothing & Toy Drive and the Scholastic Book Fair were quite popular, and two class fundraisers for the 4th and 8th Grade class trips to Washington DC and Boston were returning favorites.


All of this fun and togetherness was only made possible by the many dedicated volunteers and the generosity of many local businesses and supporters. We also thank all of our families for attending the event, and a heartfelt thanks goes out to…

Our Volunteers: Ashleigh Blake, Kathleen Clancy, Marie Fierko, Kenric Gubner, Greer Hawley, Mark Hofsdal, Jeannine Johnson, Rich & Dorinda Lenihan, Cheryl Mandracchia, Janelle McLean, Justin & Aileen Murphy, Lina Orozco, Thom Piel, Linda Press, Joanna Ribisl, Kevin Sakal, Luke & Stephanie Scanlon, Dominica Sullivan, Sabine Scherner, Arica Vancil, Leah Vannini, Marlane White, and Sarah Wiggins.

Our Student Volunteers: Elle Bechtold, Maya Clancy, Chris Devanny, Samantha D’Ambrosio, Molly Fazzone, Carolina Febbraio, Eilish Foy, Sloan Gubner, Casey Lenihan, Liam Scanlon, Jack Slattery, and Juliana Sullivan.

img_7233Our Supporters: Agriventures Agway (Housatonic Ave.), After Hours Band, American Pie Company, Amore Restaurant, Bank Street Movie Theater, Big Y, Carousel Kidsignment Shop, Carvel, Girl Scouts Troop #40072, Hair by Susi, Happy Rainbows, Holiday Restaurant, Home Depot of New Milford, Judson’s Farm Market, Julia’s Wings, Little Munchkins, New Milford Sports Club, Nordica Toys, Play, Sherman Democratic Town Committee, Sherman Republican Town Committee, Sacred Grounds Coffee Roasters, Sherman IGA, Sherman Playhouse, Stephanie Spinner Children’s Books, Sherman Sentinel, Stop & Shop of New Fairfield & New Milford, Strawberry Fields Farm, Tasty Waves, Touch-A-Truck (Resident State Trooper Michael Saraceno, Sherman Volunteer Fire Department, PS Enterprises LLC), Town Tribune, and Webster Bank of Sherman.


Worthy of Mention: This year’s Harvest Fair received a generous donation from the new owners of the New Milford Sports Club. They’re offering any adult in the community a free one-day pass to use their full-service gym. Just mention the Sherman School Harvest Fair.


Alicia Sakal & Louise Hofsdal, Harvest Fair Co-Chairs

Photos by Alicia Sakal

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