The Grandview K-3 and 4-8 PTOs put on their annual winter event to give, not receive.

"The Fun Fair is a fun-raising event, not a fundraiser," said Nicole Richardson, co-chairwoman of the event with Kristen Castle.

The 2017 Fun Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in the commons at Edison Intermediate/Larson Middle School, 1240 Oakland Ave.

"We'll have a lot of the traditional games, crafts and activities we always have at the Fun Fair," said Sandra Binning, publicity chairwoman for the event.

"It's amazing, even in this day and age, kids still really enjoy the simple games, whether it's pulling a lollipop out to see if you win a prize or trying to shoot a hockey puck into a goal," she said.

But new features also can be expected at this year's event, Richardson said.

"We'll have a photo booth and the Bobcat Mascot will be roaming around," she said.

"This year we also have a service-project component," Richardson said. "For every canned-food item a child brings, they'll get two game tickets. If you bring 20 food items, you'll get 40 tickets. The more, the merrier."

All canned-food items will be donated to the Heart to Heart food pantry at First Community Church, she said.

Admission to the Fun Fair is free; game tickets cost 10 cents each, Binning said.

"You can bring a few dollars and have a few hours of fun," she said.

Youngsters can win tickets in the games that can be exchanged for prizes.

Game tickets will be sold Friday, March 3, during lunch period at Edison/Larson and at Stevenson Elementary School, Binning said. Students will be able to buy 12 tickets for $1 during the sale.

The Fun Fair will include crafts, inflatables, face paining, a bake sale, a silent auction and a raffle of themed gift baskets put together by teachers, Binning said. A few vendors will be on hand, including the high school PTO, which will sell Bobcat spirit wear.

Lunch and snack items will be sold during the fair.

Volunteers are needed to help run the games, Richardson said.

"We ask people to volunteer for two hours," she said. "The bulk of our volunteers bring their kids to the Fun Fair and help out while their kids are playing the different games."

Volunteers may sign up at tinyurl.com/grandviewfunfair.

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