Devers K-8 fundraiser aims to restore field trips


Parents and teachers of students at Devers K-8 will host a day of food and bounce houses Saturday to raise money for field trips and other academic programs.

Traditional fundraisers, such as selling candy, are no longer bringing in the amount of money needed to fund field trips for the York City school's 650 students, said Annette Anderson, president of the school's parent-teacher organization.

In previous years, she said, the fundraisers have raised money for students to travel to Washington, D.C., Gettysburg and the Baltimore Aquarium.

"This year we couldn't because we didn't have the funding," Anderson said.

So, they've come up with a new plan. Anderson said she's hoping Saturday's event brings in enough money to fund field trips in 2015-16. She said she'd be happy with about $10,000.

Some of the money will also be used to buy school supplies and invite authors to speak in the school.

New event: The event — which is being called May Day — is a first for Devers.

It's scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. at the school, 801 Chanceford Ave.

Everyone is invited. There will be games, food vendors and bounce houses.

Kids and adults can purchase tickets, which cost $1 each. Each game costs a certain number of tickets. Or, for $20, kids can play in the bounce houses all day, Anderson said.

Food vendors will also donate a percentage of their sales to the cause.

If it rains, the event will be held Sunday, Anderson said.

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