Giggles, games and goodies: St. Henry's Fun Fair
It was games and goodies galore at the St. Henry’s Fun Fair on Sunday.
The gym at the Perham Area Community Center was packed with tables full of live and silent auction items, wall-to-wall kids’ games like Plinko and putting golf, food vendors and more for this year’s event.
The annual fundraiser is a long-running tradition in Perham, supporting Catholic education for more than 40 years.
Jason Smith, St. Henry’s Area School Principal, said the Fun Fair drew a large crowd of folks from both within and outside of the church, and while the final financial picture had not been painted yet at press time, he suspected $50,000 to $60,000 was raised.
“It felt like a successful day,” he said. “The turnout was really good.”
Donations for the auctions were up this year, according to Smith, with more than 230 live and silent auction items given to the cause, compared to the typical 200 or so.
“We’re very pleased that it’s such a community event and that we have so many sponsors and so many people that give to us,” he said. “I would guess there were probably 1,000 people there. That tells you it’s a nice community event for everybody. It’s a family event and we hope to continue offering it for a long, long time.”