SUMMIT, NJ - The inaugural Brayton Elementary School Holiday Boutique sparkled with gifts ideal for the holiday season.
Conceptualized as an alternative to their traditional fundraising efforts, the Brayton gymnasium was turned into a mini-mall with 25 vendors displaying an array of items, including jewelry, clothing, soaps, clay pottery, oil paintings, baby accessories, and handbags.
Barbara Edwards, president of the Brayton PTO, said, "We used to do a gift wrap fundraiser, but we wanted to try something new, and this is much more interactive for our students and parents." She added, "Brayton Moms got first 'dibs' on display space, and everyone knew someone who wanted to be involved, and it just snowballed. It is a great way to get into the holiday spirit."
Partial proceeds from the sales at the Holiday Boutique benefited the Brayton PTO.