Friday, June 01, 2007

Art Fair this Weekend

I’m a little late in posting this, but not too, late, I think. The 57th Street Art Fair, an annual tradition in Hyde Park, takes place this weekend in and around the Ray School grounds, and I want to urge all chess club parents to support the fair in any way they can, particularly by coming by the Ray School booth (behind the school, near the annex) and putting in some time selling drinks.

The art fair is one of the PTA’s big annual fundraisers, and it’s vital they we do well there. The sale of drinks is the main variable revenue source for the weekend because it depends on a number of things, such as the weather. But since the sale of drinks is labor intensive, its success also depends on how much help the PTA gets from parents and students.

Money raised in this and other fundraisers goes to fund vital programs at Ray—including the chess club. The PTA has supported the Ray School Chess Club generously, so please help the PTA by coming out to the art fair to help. Thanks.

Photo by Zesmerelda, via flickr