Coweta Christmas shines at Fairgrounds

by Bradley Hartsell

alt

Students from Northside Elementary take their turn at performing as a chorus group at last Saturday’s Coweta Christmas. Northside was one of six elementary schools that performed. 


Last Saturday, the 15th annual Alpha Delta Kappa Coweta Christmas took place at the Coweta County Fairgrounds to benefit local schools and ring in the holiday season through choral groups and arts and crafts.

Nearly 40 vendors set up shop in the exhibit building at the Fairgrounds to sell an array of jewelry, crafts and holiday goods. The proceeds all go to providing a $1,000 scholarship at each Coweta County high school to students who decide to major in education upon entering college.

“It’s great that the community comes out and supports the high schools,” said Erin Neal, president of Alpha Delta Kappa, who’s been with the organization for seven years.

Gina Martin, chairman of ADK, noted the traffic during the event was in the hundreds, something the organization was quite thrilled with. During one period around noon, with plenty of people lining up and down the vendor tables, Martin remarked traffic was actually “in a lull.”

In addition to a wide assortment of goods, Coweta Christmas also had six Coweta elementary schools singing in choral groups. A different school would perform every 45 minutes, with cloggers closing the event out. With many little children in attendance, Santa Claus had his own photo corner where kids could get their picture taken with ol’ Kriss Kringle.

Neal says the ADK sends out applications for vendors in August in order secure as many as they do by November. The ADK worked tirelessly the two nights leading up to Coweta Christmas, according to Neal, to set everything up in its proper way.

Alpha Delta Kappa, founded in 1961, is an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to educational excellence, altruism and world understanding.

Martin stated, “Our goal is to continue education and altruistic events here in Coweta County.” With Martin and Neal ready to declare the 15th annual Coweta Christmas a success, their ability to carry out that goal certainly rings true.



More Education

Georgia first lady visits Poplar Road

Georgia first lady Sandra Deal visited Poplar Road Elementary last week as part of her “Read Across Georgia” literary campaign. ... Read More


Teacher in Focus: Lauren Scheu

Lauren Scheu teaches third grade at Arbor Springs Elementary School. She has been teaching for 17 years. Why did you become a teacher?  ... Read More


Education Briefs

Roberts headed to Cornell University for graduate school Monet Roberts received a Bachelor of Science degree with high honors in biomedical ... Read More


Canongate partners with Georgia first lady

Canongate Elementary School recently partnered with Georgia first lady, Sandra Deal, and over 100 other organizations to launch Get Georgia ... Read More


Teacher in Focus: Pam Barbaree

Pam Barbaree teaches fourth and fifth grade special education at Northside Elementary School. This year is her 22nd of teaching. Why did you ... Read More

Newnan Carnegie holds Minecraft event

The Carnegie Foundation recently sponsored the Minecraft STEM event at the Newnan Carnegie library as a celebration for the kids who partici ... Read More