The Binks Forest Elementary School Fall Carnival was held Saturday, Nov. 15 and raised $21,464.
The 2014 event raised the largest amount for the elementary school in the past four years and was attended by 2,000 people. Funds raised from the event will be used to provide computers and technology to the 1,100 students in grades K-5.
This year’s carnival title sponsors included Pike &Lustig Turnpike Law, the Palm Beach Health Center, the Center for Bone & Joint Surgery, Florida Green Pest Control and Bethesda West. The carnival offered a variety of activities for all ages, including bounce houses and slides, a rock climbing wall, food trucks, booths from local restaurants and businesses, and a raffle with 70 auction baskets.
Baskets valued at $250 or more were put together by the PTA rooms parents and chaired by Sherry Derrevere and ThursaSotak, and included donations from area businesses and Florida attractions such as Sea World and Disney World. Local dance troupes, the Binks Forest cheerleaders and high school bands performed on the Village of Wellington stage throughout the day.
“The Fall Carnival is a great tradition at Binks Forest Elementary. Every year, the carnival seems to get bigger and better, and we are incredibly proud of the tremendous support we receive from the community and from our sponsors, vendors, teachers, room parents, and all of the volunteers that it takes to make this event a huge success,” Binks Forest Elementary Parent Teacher Association President Tanya Siskind said.
The event is hosted by the school’s PTA and relies on the efforts of parents, teachers and volunteers to put on the annual fundraising event. For more info., visit www.binksforestpta.com.