Bon Air Village Fair Celebrates 20 Years This Saturday!

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Bon Air Village Fair

The Bon Air Elementary School PTA will host the 20th annual “Bon Air Village Fair and Silent Auction” this Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on the school grounds.

The family-friendly event will feature D.J. Chris Knight, a “Colossal Climbing Tower,” a “Giant Inflated Double-Drop Slide,” an “Inflated Soccer Challenge,” the ACAC Moonbounce, a doughnut-eating race, fair-style food including movie-style popcorn, cotton candy and caramel apples (along with grilled burgers and chicken), performances by the Minds in Motion XXL student dance group and Legacy School of Dance, and other activities.

For 20 years, Village Fair sponsors have provided most of the necessary financial support needed for the giant fair inflatables and games. Businesses, mostly local ones, have also donated thousands of dollars in donations for the silent auction including hotel stays, arts and crafts, fine and costume jewelry, restaurant vouchers, children’s items, service vouchers, kids’ camps etc. To see this year’s full auction list, visit the Village Fair / Auction portion of the PTA website at

Lynda Cosmo, Village Fair Chairman for the Bon Air PTA noted, “The Bon Air Village Fair planning committee has gone all out this year to get the best inflatables, games, food and entertainment. We’ve even built a Village Fair 20th Anniversary photo booth for families to create a special keepsake from this special milestone event. With all we have planned and a forecast for great weather, this 20th Anniversary Celebration is sure to be the best Village Fair yet for all of the kids and their families!” Bruce Tetlow, Principal of Bon Air Elementary School, added, “I can hardly believe our village fair has been held every fall for 20 years…It has grown so much since the first one. It is truly remarkable and amazing that our PTA has been able to host this event each year for so long because it truly takes a lot of planning, financial support, and volunteer time to bring it all together…and it only seems to get better every year!”

Bon Air Elementary is a Chesterfield County public school with about 610 students. The school emphasizes core values of caring, cooperation, open-mindedness, honesty, accountability and responsibility. The school was built upon upon a former garden plot. Today, the seeds of learning are planted at Bon Air Elementary. For more information, see the Bon Air PTA website:

Schedule of Events
Saturday, October 6, 2012
10:00 am Opening Flag-Raising Ceremony — Cub Scout Pack 861 (Outside)
Following Flag Raising 2nd Grade Chorus Performs (Outside)
10:15 Fair Events Commence:

  • Games, Inflatables
  • Music with DJ Chris Knight
  • 20th Anniversary Photo Booth
  • Silent Auction Starts (Inside: School Cafeteria)

Get your Auction bid number early and check out the “Buy-it-Now” items before they’re gone!
10:30 Legacy School of Dance (Outside: Near DJ stage)
11:00 Minds in Motion XXL (Inside: School Cafeteria)
1:30 20th Anniversary Photo Booth Closes (Photo = $5 payable with 25 tickets)
2:00 Auction tables begin to close by section / item category (Inside: School Cafeteria)
3:00 Close of Fair & Auction: Clean-up Begins!

Whatʼs at this Yearʼs Bon Air Village Fair?

Giant Inflated Fun (Sponsor in Parenthesis)

  • Colossal Climbing Tower (Bon Air Exteriors)f
  • Double-Drop Slide (Pence Subaru)
  • Inflated Soccer Challenge (Hairfield Morton Attorneys)
  • Moonbounce (ACAC)

Carnival Style Games

  • Doughnut Race (M3 Dooleys)
  • Football Toss (Robious Athletic Assoc. BUCS Football)
  • Cake Walk (Martin’s)
  • Klinko (Hearth & Patio Shoppe)
  • Balloon Darts (A-1 Roofing)
  • Field Events (CW News at 6:30)
  • Craft Corner (Glenn Allen Nursery)
  • Wheel of Fortune (Bon Früyo)
  • Face and Hair Painting
  • Temporary Tattoos
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Much more!

Fair-Style Food (Bon Air Shell)
Snacks/Treats: Cotton Candy, Caramel Apples, Popcorn
Grilled Items: Beef Burgers, Veggie Burgers, Barbecue Chicken, etc. Grilled prices range from $2.50 to $6.00

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