Friday, June 4, 2010

Concert in the park

Saturday, May 22, from 4 - 7 p.m. marked the kick-off event for L'Ecole Française du Maine's fundraising efforts to build a new community playground. The Picnic in the Park Concert featured the singing Sewall Family and the "Always One Band" who performed for the school and neighborhood community. Special thanks to school parent, Dan Sasse, for suggesting this wonderful band for our enjoyment!

Hamburgers, hot dogs, and baked goods were served. Valerie and Laura made crepes and a good time was had by all. One of the highlights included students dancing and singing with the band. Another highlight was the delicious and beautifully decorated cupcakes and baked goods Caryn Bickerstaff and Jessica Freedman provided by their newly formed company "CJ Sweets". Proceeds were donated for the playground renovation.

Many thanks go to all who supported the event by volunteering to help out with set-up, grilling and the other countless tasks, and to our sponsor, Fournier's Leadership Karate Centers, for donating the "fundraising thermometer" displayed on the school wall. The event raised awareness in the Freeport Community, and that was the first step in reaching our fundraising goal of raising $50,000 for a new playground in the South Freeport Community. Through this event and with thanks to your effort, interest and support, we have already begun to see thermometer rise!! Finally, we want to extend a very special "Merci beaucoup" to Tara Magaw for all of the time and care she put forth in organizing this wonderful and fun event!!