Maine Endwell Holds Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair
Planning for senior prom can be stressful -- and, for many students, expensive.
But Maine Endwell (ME) High School may not have that problem -- thanks to its Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair. The fair aims to cover prom costs, with the goal of providing the service to students at no cost.
This year's fundraiser featured over 60 vendors. Over 25 basket raffles were also available -- along with baked goods -- and there was no shortage of customers.
Some students, like ME Senior Bryan Cook, were vendors themselves. As a member of the New Visions Business Academy, Cook said he found the event rewarding.
"We're a part of this junior achievement program," Cook said. "We actually run our own company -- and we're all high school seniors -- and we sell our product. And at the end of it we actually donate all of our profits to different charities."
Lauren Smith, another ME senior, was assisting with the raffles. Smith said she saw a constant flow of participants.
"I've seen a lot of people coming through the front doors and we've sold a lot of raffle tickets so far," Smith said.
The students said they were moved by the support.
"Maine Endwell is a really strong community and the community members are always willing to help out the students at the high school especially," Cook said.