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Food Truck Fall Festival held in Beverly

Photo by Madeline Scarborough Vendors talked with community members who came out to support the fundraiser.

BEVERLY– Beverly Center Elementary hosted their first ever Food Truck Fall Festival on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Elisabeth Jones, Parent Teacher Organization president said that the event, which replaced their usual pampered chef bingo, was a hit.

“We were packed around lunch,” she said. “It was hard to walk around the gym there were so many people.”

Food trucks and live music could be found outside while the weather held up and inside was a raffle, country store and craft vendors.

The festival is a fundraiser that aims to enhance the school experience for the students.

In other words, according to Jones, they use the money to bring activities such as meeting and learning about animals with the Columbus Zoo, to the school for all grades to enjoy together. Jones explained that it is hard to afford and work into school days.

“All of our buses are shared with the entire district, so we have to utilize them when other schools don’t need them,” said Jones.

Last year the PTO couldn’t raise funds due to restrictions, so they are trying to recuperate after a year of no fundraisers.

Jones thanked everyone who donated to the event in an effort to help the kids.

“My son is in 5th grade and this year he will get to go on his first off campus trip,” she said. “With more funds we can help the school take students on field trips more often and show kids some of the cool museums in our area they can grow to appreciate.”

The PTO’s next event is a “Thirty-One” bingo on February 6th.

Madeline Scarborough can be reached at mscarborough@newsandsentinel.com

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