Presque Isle, Maine—Members of the Presque Isle High School (PIHS) Class of 2020 and the Wintergreen Arts Center are gearing up to host a Children’s Christmas Craft Day on November 25, Small Business Saturday, during the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend.
Shaye Elizabeth Photography will also be on site with photography mini sessions throughout the day for families to sit for holiday snapshots. All proceeds from the day go to the PIHS Class of 2020.
The goal of this event is to offer safe, creative childcare to parents who wish to shop or dine locally with the peace of mind knowing their children are having just as much fun as they are, or more.
Shoppers are invited to drop off their children at the Wintergreen Arts Center anytime between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm for a few fun-filled hours of crafts, games, face painting, healthy snacks, treats, and more. The cost is $10.00 per child.
Parents may also call the Center now at (207) 762-3576 to book a photography mini session with Shaye Elizabeth Photography. The cost is $30 per session. Sessions are booked every 20 minutes from 10:00 am to 2: 40 pm.
“We are excited to participate in Small Business Saturday in such a meaningful way,” said Paige McHatten, secretary, PIHS Class of 2020. “This is so much more than a fundraiser for our class. We hope parents will take advantage of this opportunity to have their children entertained while they enjoy some time on their own to shop and appreciate our local restaurants. I’m also looking forward to my classmates experiencing the magic of Wintergreen and all it has to offer.”
Wintergreen’s play kitchen, train and sensory tables, standing easels with paint and paper, children’s books, and wooden blocks will also be available for the children to play with and enjoy.
“We look forward to assisting Presque Isle’s Class of 2020 with this event,” said Dottie Hutchins, Wintergreen’s executive director. “It is completely the students’ idea and I believe they have identified a real need in our community—quality childcare on Small Business Saturday. We also hope families will take advantage of the Christmas Minis too.”
PHOTO: (L to R) PIHS Class of 2020 students, Paige McHatten, secretary, Clara Kohlbacher, president, and Taylor Hedrich, vice president, prepare for the Children’s Christmas Craft Day at Wintergreen on Small Business Saturday.