Primrose School raises $1,446 for charity from Spring Fling
Published 4:21 pm Tuesday, July 28, 2015
By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer
HELENA–The Primrose School of Riverwoods recently held its annual Spring Fling event for students and families and after calculating the final donation numbers, the event raised a total of $1,446 that went toward two charities and the Jane B. Holmes Public Library in Helena.
Primrose School of Riverwoods is a preschool and early childhood education center located at 501 Riverwoods Court in Helena.
On May 22, Families and students gathered for a night of fun at the annual Spring Fling that included a silent auction, door prizes, food and drinks, live music from the local band Gringo Fife and activities such as a cakewalk and potato sack races.
All of the money collected from the Spring Fling was divided and split between Save the Children and Reach Out & Read America charities, as well as the Jane B. Holmes Public Library.
“This is something we do every year and we normally pick different charities or give the money to a family or person in the community who might be ill,” said Primrose School of Riverwoods Owner David Wilson.
The $1,446 in funds was split evenly and $723 was given to Save the Children and Reach Out & Read and the other $723 was given to the Jane B. Holmes Public Library.
“The library really appreciates that Primrose was able to do this for us and we feel like we’re in a partnership in a way with the schools and we stay in contact with all the schools,” said Jane B. Holmes Library Director Dan Dearing. “The funding would be used to buy material here for our residents and future patrons and parents who live here in the community. We appreciate Heather Acton and David and his wife who were real helpful working with us and it was a fun family event.”
Primrose has been open for five years and Wilson’s favorite part of the Spring Fling is just being able to help out the community.
“My favorite thing is just the community and the Primrose family being able to come together and help out and all the parents and families that come to the event,” said Wilson. “It’s a great atmosphere for a good cause.”