Nottingham PC hosts 11th annual Back-to-School Fair
Unparalleled times transform a beloved tradition into drive-through community mission
The last Saturday before school starts has come to be known as Back-to-School Fair day for Nottingham Presbyterian Church in Nottingham, Pennsylvania. This year the tradition continues with the 11th annual event set to provide 850 to 900 elementary through high school students in the Greater Oxford Area with grade-specific essentials, allowing financially disadvantaged students to begin the year on an even playing field with their peers.
“This year is not how we thought the beginning of our second decade of hosting the Back-to-School Fair would look,” said Tenille Dewees, coordinator of the Back-to-School Fair and mother of four school-age children. “We had amazing fundraising ideas for car washes and garden sales, changes to the consignment sale portion of the fair to implement and high hopes to continue blessing our community.” While the haircuts and consignment sale can’t happen this year, Dewees said, “We still plan on blessing a bunch of families with a drive-through event.”