To The Daily Sun,
The 7th Annual Holiday Fair at Belmont High School (BHS) was another great success for the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). Accordingly, we would like to thank all of the 100-plus crafters and vendors who participated in the fair, many of whom have been returning year after year to support our event. We would also like to thank Mix 94.1, WLNH (98.3), and WJYY (105.5), and MetroCast for their support in our promotional efforts, as our attendance was once again approximately 2,000 shoppers! There were several local businesses who also supported the fair, including Dunkin' Donuts, The Works Bakery Cafe, Brookside Pizza, Sal's Pizza, Hannaford, Shaw's, Coca-Cola, Tilton Diner, Kitchen Cravings, Pirates Cove, the 99 Restaurant, Fox Country Smokehouse, Contigiani Catering, Jody Fortin, and the Belmont Heritage Commission. Finally, we were pleased to have the BHS PTO join us this year with Santa's Secret Shopping Experience, allowing children to purchase and wrap gifts for family members that will be true surprises as they are unwrapped during the holidays.
The Holiday Fair means a lot to us as students. It provides many opportunities for us to apply our business skills and knowledge to a real project working with the community, which we enjoy very much! Proceeds from the fair help us to attend NH-FBLA conferences and competitions in the spring and fall. Finally, and of equal importance to us, the fair allows us to support local charities that help other students and families in need during the holiday season!
There are many more people that we owe our thanks and appreciation to for the support we have received, so please know that we appreciate all that people have done for us. Best wishes to everyone for a safe and happy holiday season, and we will hope to see you for our eighth year on November 8, 2014!
The Future Business Leaders of America
Belmont High School Chapter
Colton Cadarette, President
Mary Kate Russo, Vice President