If you missed the “Holiday Fest” at North Kitsap High School, then you missed seeing the results of cooperation between staff and student body to produce a great show.
For Doris Ahrens, who directed the show and did an excellent job, the planning began when last year’s show ended. On Friday the 4th this year, at 3:30 p.m., the students began helping vendors unload and set up their booths, carrying in the articles the vendors had for sale.
It is great to hear the vendors’ words of appreciation for this help. These young people stayed till the doors closed for the night. The next morning, at 7 a.m., they were back to finish with the remaining vendors. There were 129 vendors total — and it was cold.
Members of the staff helped. Randy Powell and his students directed the vendor parking and unloading and, since there was a playoff football game in the stadium, this was not easy. Staff and vendors don’t like waiting.
Other staff members answered phones, checked to see where help was needed, answered vendor questions and kept coffee and doughnuts ready for vendors.This show provides funds for the student body to help with clubs, trips for band and choir, and things the district cannot provide.
It is also a showcase of a great group of people cooperating for a good cause.