Friday night, Rick Yost representing Homes for Heroes and Shelly Afthim one of the leaders of Seasons of Gratitude hosted a party to conclude the fundraiser, which raised $1,545 for food-insecure people in the community as a thank you to teachers, administrators, police and fire employees who helped when the school was threatened this past winter.
“This is to say thank you. For three days we were very scared. This is not about the event, but the super work.” The money was divided between the Windham Food Pantry and the backpack program at Manchester School.
“The people we are honoring deserve a celebration,” said Yost, who works with Homes for Heroes which gives police, fire and veterans discounts on the costs of purchasing a home.
Comedians were on hand to entertain the teachers and invited guests.
“It’s a great event, very funny,” said Rodney Knights of Raymond.