Central Valley Puts the Fun in Fundraising

January 22, 2019 | Education | Amanda Rich Nawara

What better way to enjoy a blustery fall evening than by spending it in the gym of Central Valley Christian School in Tangent, Ore.? That is what many people in the Central Valley community decided to do on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. The school hosted a Fall Festival fundraiser to raise money for various safety improvements around the campus. There were also booths supporting the robotics club at school and the local Pathfinder club in their fundraising for their upcoming Oshkosh (Wis.) trip for the international camporee. Fiddling music was provided by a local family, and tips were collected to support their son’s upcoming mission trip.

Throughout the gym children ran around with smiles plastered on their faces and candy and prizes overflowing from their treat bags. Games included Plinko, an arcade-style basketball shootout, pumpkin carving, face painting and so many more family-fun games. Adults sat and chatted while chowing down on veggie burgers, nachos and pies.

When all was said and done and the gym returned to normal, upwards of 200 people had enjoyed the wonderful evening. Thanks to a generous donor who matched the evening’s proceeds more than $2,000 was raised to help the variety of causes supported. Praise to God for another great turnout by these amazing families. May He be honored as the school continues to serve the community and train its students for His service.