Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 23, 2014

Spring festival raises funds for field trip

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — Princeton Middle School buzzed with excitement Saturday as parents and students raised money for the National Junior Honor Society.

The first spring festival was to help raise money for a May trip to Washington, D.C., that 60 honor students at the school will take.

The festival included a silent auction, kids games, face painting, cakewalk, photo booth, concessions and about 40 vendors to help raise money for the trip, Paula Peyton, a mother and volunteer, said.

“The kids will be taking an educational tour through D.C. and the money we raise today will help with the cost,” Peyton said.

At just around 1 p.m. the festival had already seen 200-plus people.

Seventh grader and honor society student Emily Craddock was helping run the cakewalk.

“I have never been to D.C. and I am just really excited,” Craddock said.

Seventh graders Emily Bailey and Kourtney Redden said that they were running around doing different jobs all day to help with the event.

“I am really excited to see the monuments,” Redden said.

“I have never been to D.C. and I just really want the experience to see our country’s history,” Bailey said.

The festival was hoping to raise enough money for the trip but the school is still looking for monetary donations, which can be sent to Crystal Cutlip at Princeton Middle School.

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