An elementary school in Windsor is holding a Flood Fundraiser Fair on Saturday to help students in the Greeley-Evans School District 6 and other victims in Weld impacted by the flood.
The gymnasium at Grandview Elementary School, 1583 Grand Ave., will be turned into a carnival-like atmosphere as events such as a silent auction, new winter wear clothing drive for the Greeley-Evans students, face painting, food booths, vendor booths from more than 15 local and home businesses, a Kid Village and a student bake sale, lemonade and farm stands will go on from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission is free.
Proceeds will go to the Weld County Flood Relief Fund and Greeley-Evans School District 6.
Four parents — Lynsey Bosch, Jessica Kerr, Nichole Hill and Cassie Busch — from Grandview’s Parent Teacher Advisory Committee are coordinating the event.
“We’re so blessed in Windsor to have not suffered as much as the areas all around us. To be able to help and try and support those other people who were less fortunate is really a great thing,” Bosch said.
Twenty percent of the vendor sales will be donated to the flood relief. The $40 vendor set-up fee will also be donated to flood relief, as well as 100 percent of the profits from the silent auction items and bake sale, lemonade and farm stands.
“My hope is that the entire Windsor community and surrounding areas hear about this event and come and support not only the local businesses, but also help us raise a lot of money to go to flood relief,” said Bosch, who is a mother of two boys at Grandview. “We’ll be thankful for anything.”
Bosch said the new clothing drive will include clothes and shoes for pre-schoolers through seniors in high school in Greeley and Evans. The silent auction will include gift baskets from vendors around town and gift certificates, among other items.
Bosch said Kid Village will be for kids to play games and work on crafts, as well as work on a service project.
“We’ll be putting together care packages for the kids in Greeley, kind of like dental hygiene and other products that they need, and the kids can actually put those care packages together,” Bosch said.
Bosch said the food at the event will include a cupcake truck, Kona Ice, Stuft a burger bar, and an Asian/Mexican food truck.
“It’s definitely a well-rounded family affair because there will be plenty of shopping for the parents, there will be the kids’ area and food for lunch,” she said. “It’s open to anybody in the community. Grandview was nice enough to host it for us.”
“To be able to help and try and support those other people who were less fortunate is really a great thing.