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Covert Craft Fair & Festival to Raise Money for Local Families

Event set to help families hit hard during Hurricane Sandy.

The Raymar Children's Fund will be hosting a craft fair and festival at Covert Elementary School on Dec. 1.

The fund, created in 2005 by Covert Elementary, helps provide "financial aid and assistance to any needy families of children attending the William S. Covert School."

According to Erin Kelly, one of the event's organizers, there will be several different vendors attending, and the fund has recently added a few vendors who lost everything -- their store, their homes -- due to Hurricane Sandy.

"We thought it would be a good opportunity for us to give back to our community and help our neighbors out, so all of the proceeds that the Raymar Children's Fund raises will go to local families that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy," Kelly said.

Fifth-grade students at Covert Elemntary have made their own crafts -- bracelets, lanyards and duct tape wallets -- to sell at the fair, the proceeds of which will go to the fund's efforts.

Kelly said there will also be "Wall of Hope" in the lobby of the school wheref amilies and friends can come and write a message of inspiration and hope to the neighboring community of Oceanside, which was hit hard during Sandy and is still recovering from the storm.

"We are asking people to contribute a donation of their choice to hang a message [on the wall]," Kelly said.

Alison Gilbert November 21, 2012 at 01:35 PM
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