Event to raise funds for Harman School

ELKINS – A community fundraiser to benefit the Harman School – currently closed until damages can be repaired – will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harman Fire Department.

The event will feature a cakewalk, a Chinese auction, an egg draw, a clown and games for children. Officials said 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Harman School.

Hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, drinks and various baked goods will also be available for purchase throughout the event.

“We will have a cakewalk at 6:30 p.m.,” said event coordinator Linda Teter. “It’s going to have events for kids, there’s going to be food and several other activities. It’s for funding for the school to get it repaired.”

Teter said the event was put together by a committee of people from the Harman community. She noted they have received a lot of support from area businesses.

“We sort of created committees of people in the community and that has worked out great. Each one does their own thing,” Teter added. “We have talked to businesses in Elkins and a lot of them have given us very nice stuff (for the event).”

Teter said she believes saving the Harman School is important because the rough winters in the area will make it difficult to continue to transport the students to schools in Elkins.

“We are trying to save this school for these children to come back,” Teter said. “It is pretty critical what happened and we have critical winters so it’s just not possible to transport these kids to Elkins for school.”

“This school is not a dump and it can be fixed. There is no reason for that school to be closed down,” she added.

Teter urges people to come from across the area to enjoy the evening’s activities and to help raise money for the school.

“We have prizes, there is a lot of stuff going on,” Teter said. “If you come, you should leave a happy camper.”