Flemington Elementary School students begin holiday activities

© 2017-Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—Annual traditions in Flemington shine through holiday season. 

Flemington Elementary School kicked off Santa’s Workshop on Tuesday. Students had their shopping list in hand and checked them twice.

The workshop was held at the school and students were able to shop from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Parent Teacher Organization President Anna McCloy shared that she remembers shopping for presents at the workshop when she was a child.

“The students love coming in with their list to shop for friends and family,” said McCloy.

She disclosed that the PTO bought all of the items for the shop, and every item is priced at $1.

Parent volunteer Missy Mcgee shared that they have been very busy throughout the day.

In addition, students at the school will be participating in a coloring contest for the Flemington Days Christmas Celebration.

Students will be coloring pictures this week and a winner for each grade will receive $5.

The children’s pictures will be hanging in the community building the day of the celebration for everyone to see.

Principal Jeanne Gren shared that the community of Flemington has many long standing traditions.

“We are a very tight nit community and many traditions here including Santa’s Workshop and the Christmas Celebration have been going on for many years,” said Gren.

The Christmas Celebration will take place on Saturday, December 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Flemington Community Building.

The Flemington Days Committee will be hosting the event. It is free of charge and the community is encouraged to come.

During the event families will be able to enjoy hayrides, time with Santa Clause, games, crafts, hot chocolate, cookies and goodie bags for the kids. 

© 2017-Mountain Statesman


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