Salem Summer Send-Off 2014 planned for Saturday, June 7

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What do watermelon eating contests, the In Harmony music program, the Sackville Public Library and a couple of Sappyfest weekend passes all have in common? All of them will all be at Salem Elementary School this Saturday, June 7, from 1-5 p.m. as part of the Salem Summer Send-Off 2014.

Now in its second year of operation, the Salem Home & School Association is pulling together the final preparations for its annual community-building fundraiser. There will be free games, activities, and entertainment throughout the afternoon to celebrate Salem.

This family-friendly event will also feature a chance for the little ones to check out some big rigs and for the older folks to feel young again. The public is invited to partake in all that this great event has to offer: planting rain garden seeds, browsing the used book sale, hand painting ‘buddy benches’, bidding on silent auction items and much, much, more!

New this year is the local community Not-for-Profit Expo. OpenSky Co-operative, EOS Eco-energy, the Sackville Community Garden, the Tantramar Family Resource Centre, Struts Gallery, Playschool, Inc., and Daybreak are just a few of the numerous community groups that will be present sharing their stories and what they have planned—for this summer and beyond—for local kids and the community. Mike Fox from Mount Allison University will also be present to give two engaging presentations on what is in store for Salem’s Outdoor Education Program. The Not-for-Profit Expo will run from 2-4 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

Come join the fun this Saturday at 70 Queen’s Road and help the Salem Home & School Association continue to fund field trips and projects throughout the school year—like last fall’s Paint the Playground and this winter’s Open Gym Nights.  The Salem Home & School Association’s commitment to every child at Salem Elementary is only bound by the limits of our collective imagination and the investment we are willing to make in their school, its staff and administration.

This Saturday, help us dream a little bigger.

Organizations: Salem Home School Association, Sackville Public Library, Salem Elementary School OpenSky Co Sackville Community Garden Tantramar Family Resource Centre Playschool Mount Allison University

Geographic location: Salem

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