The kids really outdid themselves this year in more than one way. For the previous month, most groups have been hard at work creating crafts to sell at the Holiday Craft Fair, which is held on campus and is open to the Latham Community. Some of the crafts included decorated wreaths, Christmas tree ornaments, decorative pottery, holiday collages and other assorted holiday decorations.
The sales from the Fair have been tallied and $467.26 was raised this year. This amount represents a tremendous amount of hard work from our students. It also demonstrates how strong of a community Latham is since many staff stopped by and purchased something.
At their recommendation, all proceeds from the Craft Fair will be donated to the Christina Semple Education Fund in honor of Tim Semple, Latham’s longtime Maintenance Director who died unexpectedly this year. The students wanted this money to go to Tim’s daughter, Christina, as a symbol of how much Tim meant to them.
"What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit."