Our 45th annual Holiday Fair launched on Saturday on a warm welcoming day.
HAPPY HOLIDAY FAIR!
On Friday our full community (including: volunteers, vendors, students, and a few gnomes and fairies too!) converged on the school to install decorations and make preparations for our school to be transformed into a magical wonderland for the children.
Our 45th annual Holiday Fair launched on Saturday on a warm welcoming day blessed with sunshine.
Students, parents and their relatives and friends presented their talents at the fair. It was great to see them shine in musical performances, seasonal caroling, community sing-alongs & a few comedic interuptions too.
The opening welcome holiday sing-along was provided by father-daughter duo, Marlon & Ella St. John, followed by:
- 5th Grade Foolery; a recorder orchestra with some humor included!
- The Wildflowers featuring Jill Van Buren & Marianne Vincent, an old-timey stringed duo
- Lynne Mandarino (CWS Aunt) sang and played electric guitar
- Chance Schneider returned to the stage this year. This experienced 9th grade performer played guitar & sang
- The Snowflakes; Mieke, Sarah & Rebecca from the 5th grade sang winter wonderland carols
- Maia Powell, a 10th grader, sang acapella songs with a powerful, mesmerizing voice
...and finally, the grand finale was a “last waltz” style group sign-along, with many performers returning to the stage.
Activities at the Waldorf Welcome Room:
Care to Share - This school-wide philanthropic initiative raises funds to support Waldorf schools world-wide, They offered handmade Waldorf items including: teething dolls, crowns, felt dragons & doves, fairy wands, princess hats, capes, fairy skirts, knight tunics, gnome hats and more.
Waldorf 100 Postcards - To celebrate the Waldorf Centennial, the Waldorf Association had postcards that students, famlies and friends are decorating to send to other Waldorf schools around the globe.
Mail A Star - A table was set to send gift messages to support children and Waldorf schools in this giving season.
Fair-goers also enjoyed shopping in the Vendor Village in the gymnasiym with many table vendors offering seasonal wares aligned with Waldorf values. And the heart of the Fair was the decorative tables where students, parents, faculty and staff could socialize, have meals, connect and chat with the many alumni, extended family members, neighbors and other friends of the school who were in attendance too.
Click here to see a large slideshow of over 70 beautiful photos of the fair that were taken by EC parent Kevin Gates. Thank you Kevin for sharing your lively & lovely photos of all the participants and activities of the fair!