Annual holiday bazaar helps Saluda students raise funds for books

Saluda Elementary School students recently enjoyed holiday shopping at their annual Christmas Bazaar held in the school gymnasium.

Each student visited the bazaar and purchased up to five items for one dollar per item. The school raised more than $700 at the event, with all of the proceeds used to provide each child with four free books throughout the school year.

“We had more donations of items for the bazaar this year, and I thank the community and parents for their tremendous support of this program,” said Saluda Elementary principal Dr. Cari Maneen.

More than 25 family volunteers wrapped gifts and helped the younger students shop. Dr. Maneen said the fifth grade students did a wonderful job of setting up and taking down the items for bazaar.

“This school and community effort is a much-loved event for our students,” Maneen said.