Hoover Elementary Fundraises For New Playground

PTO Vice President Michele Hewish and President Kate Sitler hold down the snack area. Photo by Rick Rickman.

While most of Hulmeville was exploring Main Street’s “Olde Towne” Flea Market, some dedicated Herbert Hoover Elementary School parents were fundraising. The Hoover Parent Teacher Organization hosted its first annual Flea Market Saturday to raise money for a new playground.

Parents and other locals sell new and old things at the Hoover Flea Market.

In the spirit of the excitement just down the road, some vendors were out setting up at 6 a.m. to help fundraise. At $10 per spot, 34 sellers in total set up shop around the front green.

Thanks to the soccer games in the fields across the parking lot, many parents were already at the school. They stopped by to look at toys, clothing, and even child-sized lawn chairs.

As for the goal, PTO President Kate Sitler and Vice President Michele Hewish stated the old playground was no longer enough. With a growing class size each year came a growing need.

All proceeds are going toward the new playground, but this is not the only fundraiser on the calendar. Up next is the “Race for Resources,” which has been renamed to the “Fun Run, Dance & Dash!” Last year’s run raised $12,000. More information is available here.