The annual Pine Glen Carnival sponsored by the PTO was a great success again thanks to the efforts and teamwork of many. We would like to thank all members of the Pine Glen Community who helped to make the Carnival a major attraction in the town of Burlington. The event took place with the generous assistance and donations of many parents, high school/former students, teachers, staff, and administration.
Countless thanks go to Carnival Co-Chairs Lynn Barnstein, Michelle Grossman, Deb Murphy, and Maria Woods who took care of the many details that needed attention to run a grand-scale event. We sincerely appreciate all their efforts. Many thanks go to Kimberly Daly and Cathy Carney for organizing the Cake Walk and to Principal John Lyons and secretary Julie Gosselin for their support of the Carnival Committee.
Over fifty local businesses participated by donating gift cards/certificates, merchandise, and services to the raffle. Please thank them when using their business. Thank you to the Raffle Committee, including Monica Brown, Denise Desmond, Jill Giles, Lillian Mahoney, Jill McCabe, and Maria Woods for their time-consuming legwork and follow-up to solicit and collect raffle items. A sincere thanks to everyone who donated items to the raffle, especially the room parents and teachers who organized classroom gifts.
We would also like to thank RE/MAX for advertising and planning to give hot-air balloon rides. Unfortunately, weather conditions made it unfavorable to use the balloon. We will try to get the balloon ride again next year. Thanks also to Carol McDonald Macri for making all the arrangements for the ride. The advertising efforts of Carol and Catherine Gillespie helped to bring many visitors to the Carnival. Please see http://pineglencarnival.blogspot.com for updates, postings, and photos.
We also would like to thank retired Pine Glen Principal, Jane Dwyer, for her famous face painting skills and the D.A.R.E. program and Officer Sheppard for the police car ride. Many thanks to the Burlington Fire Department for displaying a firetruck at the front of the school for up-close inspection, Al Fay for his antique firetruck ride, and Joanne Ryan for donating the helium for the balloons.
Again, we would like to thank everyone who worked on and attended the Carnival. Proceeds will be used to enrich the educational experience of all Pine Glen students. We look forward to holding another Carnival next year and continue this fine Pine Glen tradition that has taken place for decades.
Please note that the next and final PTO meeting of the school year will be held on Thursday, May 17th at 7 p.m. We will hold a PTO Board election for next year's officers. If you are interested in a Board position, please complete and submit a nomination form that is available in the school office by April 30th.
The Pine Glen PTO Board