Letter: Festival supports Falmouth schools

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The steering committee for the Farewell Festival: Saying Goodbye to Our Grand Old Schools celebration, marking the closing of the Plummer-Motz and Lunt Schools in Falmouth, would like to thank all of the people and organizations that made this two-day event possible. All of our volunteers, attendees, donors, sponsors, performers, marchers, bidders, staff, students, and alumni made this celebration a huge success. Nearly 2,000 people participated in and attended the festivities. Despite fears of selling out, no one was turned away at the gate and a great time was had by all. This was a fabulous showcase for our educational programs.

It is impossible to list here the nearly 300 individuals who made this event happen. We appreciate Joe Cupo serving as our master of ceremonies for the commemoration ceremony. We are especially grateful for the support of Superintendent Barbara Powers, and Topper West and his transportation and custodial teams. Through our many generous sponsors we were able to offer this event at a very low cost to attendees and still cover all our expenses. A list of these contributors can be found at the festival website, www.tinyurl.com/farewellfestival. Proceeds will support field trips, artist and author visits, and other enrichment programs at the elementary schools. Each year, the Elementary PTO raises and donates almost $20,000 to the elementary schools to pay for things not covered by the school budget. Through your generous support of the festival we will make our budgetary goals for the this year.

Erin Cadigan, president
Falmouth Elementary PTO