By LINDSAY CAREY
The Derynoski Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is holding its first annual Home and Business Show on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.in the school’s cafeteria.
Derynoski Elementary School PTO member Laura Rothkopf said she got the idea to do the home and business show from surrounding towns.
“I thought Southington doesn’t have anything like this,” said Rothkopf. “I think it would be a great idea to have a home and business show in Southington, because there are so many businesses in town that people don’t know about.”
Rothkopf said that the PTO decided to host the event, because it was a good way to get the community and local businesses together to hopefully generate more money for these businesses.
Along with helping out local businesses, the event will also support the students at Derynoski. Participating businesses can reserve a table with two chairs at the event for $30 and $10 for each additional table.
“We’re hoping to have 30 to 35 businesses,” said Rothkopf. “We still have a couple more openings.”
The deadline for businesses to send in the form and check made out to Derynoski Elementary School PTO is Jan. 28.
The money collected from these tables will go towards the fundraising efforts of the PTO to support the outdoor equipment at the school, buses, and will help keep the field trip costs at a reasonable rate for families.
Rothkopf also said that the PTO supports the needs of the teachers by supplying all of the smart boards and helping fund classroom needs like bookcases and school supplies.
For more information about the first annual Home and Business Show, email Rothkopf at lrrimp@ gmail.com.