by Joanna Colasanto '17
On Friday, November 20, teachers, faculty, students, families, and friends all gathered in Fontbonne’s gymnasium for an afternoon of fun at the Harvest Happening. The Harvest Happening is a special fundraiser organized by Fontbonne’s Student Activities Council (SAC). This event takes place biannually during the fall season, Fontbonne welcomes the community to celebrate with special activities and treats planned by each FA. Admission to the Harvest Happening was $10 per child and adults were free. The profits earned went to “PJ’s for Patients,” an organization that helps provide pediatric cancer patients with comfortable pajamas.
The faculty and students worked together with the SAC to make the Harvest Happening such a success. Each FA was assigned their own table to set up games, prizes, activities, or baked goods. When guests arrived at Fontbonne, they were able to purchase a game sheet or a pumpkin at the door. When a pumpkin was purchased they were granted a free game sheet. The game sheets allowed the people to make purchases of holiday items, treats, games, chances, and more. Alumni even stopped by the Harvest Happening to catch up with some of their favorite teachers!
This year, the band Ultravylet performed an acoustic set from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Juniors Elyssa Silverman and Lauren Silverman are both members. Ultravylet performed both current and popular songs, such as “Hello” by Adele.
The proceeds from the Harvest Happening went to help “PJ’s for Patients,” an organization created by Athena Sofides, an alum of Fontbonne. Their goal is to make patients suffering from pediatric cancer comfortable by supplying them with pajamas. Fontbonne helped this great organization through the community involvement at the Harvest Happening.
The Harvest Happening had a great turn out. It raised money for a great charity. The next Harvest Happening will take place in the fall of 2017.