Thespians Take Over Cafeteria For Fundraiser

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Thespians Take Over Cafeteria For Fundraiser

The Thespian Flea Market and Craft Fair.

The Thespian Flea Market and Craft Fair.

The Thespian Flea Market and Craft Fair.

The Thespian Flea Market and Craft Fair.

Kendall Snyder, Author

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From 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 30th, the Spring Mills High School Thespian Troupe hosted a flea market and craft fair fundraiser in the school’s cafeteria to raise money for the theater program. 

The event featured concessions, a raffle, and various vendors including Scentsy, LuLaRoe, Craft-A-Mania, and Color Street Nails. In total, there were approximately 60 vendors set up at tables around the cafeteria for customers to peruse. 

“We raised over $1000 with this fundraiser,” said senior Julia Paige Fields, the Thespian treasurer. The money raised will be going towards the group’s end of year banquet, which is a very special event for the honors society. 

The event was planned by juniors Genenice Cotton, Monica Power, and Sarah Sweeney, who are the upcoming thespian officers for the 2019-20 school year. The three of them used this experience to gain expertise on how to plan fundraisers like this in the future for when they are in the leadership positions of the group.

Senior Elleanna Stoner and junior Maggie Denton working concessions.

Each of the thespians, as well as this year’s inductees, were working the event to ensure that it ran smoothly. They were running the concession stand, selling props and costumes from previous shows at the theatre department’s vendor table, and generally just ensuring that everything was running smoothly for both the customers and vendors. They even used the event to advertise for the upcoming spring musical, Annie, as well. 

“Everyone put a lot of work into making this fundraiser the best it could be,” said senior Brianna Cline. She is a Spring Mills thespian troupe member, and she had been working at the concession stand throughout the flea market and craft fair. 

“We are planning to do the same fundraiser next year, too,” continued Cline. “It was a great way to raise money for the troupe, and we’re hoping to make it an annual event.”