Village School

Village Maker’s Faire

By Amilia, Village School Parent and Positive School Climate Chair

From homemade soap to gooey slime, from hand-crafted artisan jars to tasty BBQ ribs, the annual Village Maker’s Faire had something for everybody! This was my first year attending Maker’s Faire and, I must admit, I approached it with more than a little hesitation… Did I really want to give up my Sunday afternoon? Would my kids whine about what they did or didn’t get to buy?

Well, I can admit it. I was wrong. Very wrong!

In fact, none of my concerns were realized. My kids were excited to see their friends and were inspired by their many hobbies and talents. They learned restraint and confidently budgeted the money I had allocated them beforehand. They demonstrated generosity, seeking out treasures not just for themselves, but for each other. They even used their funds to buy me Mother’s Day gifts, which they wrapped secretly after we got home!

I, in turn, was awed by the creativity and talent of so many of our Village students and parents. I was excited by the pride and passion with which our budding entrepreneurs hawked their wares. And I was, once again, inspired by the ease and comfort with which this wonderful community can come together to celebrate each other and share interests.

For those of you who couldn’t make it, I encourage you to join us next year. You can bet I’ll be there, perhaps this time showing off one of my super-secret, never-before-shared talents… You’ll just have to be there find out! In the meantime, here’s a glimpse of what you missed!