Once again this fall, Byrd Elementary School hosted an evening event for families and community members with an eye on helping others. The BES Farmers’ Market is an opportunity for students, family members, and teachers to work together to develop specialty products for sale, the money raised by the event aimed at giving back to our community.
Megan Donovan, first grade teacher, shared enthusiastically, “The Farmers’ Market was a tremendous success! We raised $2,725 that will be donated to the Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services, American Red Cross, and put toward having trees planted on the BES playground. Our students, parents and staff worked very hard to make a difference in our country, our community and right here at BES. We couldn’t be more proud!”
James Hopkins, Principal, said, “The Byrd Elementary Farmers’ Market was a great success! We raised nearly $3,000 for charities as well as for shade trees for the BES playground. It brought the school and community together to celebrate helping one another. The students along with their teachers and volunteers did an outstanding job of creating items that were sold to the public. The event was well attended and enjoyed by all!”