MEREDITH — Inter-Lakes Elementary School is approaching the half-way point in its goal of raising $65,000 to build a Living Classroom greenhouse on the school grounds. The school has found some creative and fun ways to raise funds while exciting the community about this project including a Family "Fun"raiser hosted by The Winnipesaukee Playhouse on Sunday, May 18 from from 1-4 p.m.
At The Winnipesaukee Playhouse nature-based poetry written by the school’s students will be displayed along the nature trail and the outdoor stage will host entertainment including the school’s jazz band, various dance companies and a performance by The Educators– the school’s staff rock band. Other activities include a worm-farming demonstration, plant your own seedling, face painting, theatre games with the Playhouse’s education staff, a dress-up photo booth and a bake sale hosted by the PTO.
The Winnipesaukee Playhouse’s Marketing Director, Lesley Pankhurst, says, “this summer our theater and arts summer camp program will be held at Inter-Lakes Elementary School. We are so grateful for the opportunity to use the school’s wonderful facilities that we wanted to give back to the school community. The Living Classroom is an incredible project and we’re delighted to support it."
Dr. Steve Kelley, PK-4 principal expressed his gratitude to everyone who has contributed to the Living Classroom. “We live in an incredibly generous community and it has been humbling to see the support this project has received. The Winnipesaukee Playhouse has now stepped up and is offering to support this project in a very fun and family-centered way. I am excited about this event and extremely appreciative for their enthusiastic involvement”.
The event is open to the general public and, while there is no admission charge, donations will be gratefully accepted. Guests will also have the opportunity to tour the Playhouse’s theatre which will be soon be celebrating its first birthday.
For more information, visit http://www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org/special-events.html. To learn more about the Living Classroom Greenhouse project visit www.interlakes.org/iles and click on “Greenhouse Project” under Quick Picks.