What is the HPA?
The Hyer Preschool Association is a volunteer organization operating under the charter of the Hyer Elementary PTA as a 501c(3). Our mission is to support parents of pre-school aged children in the Hyer attendance zone and to conduct an annual fundraiser benefitting Hyer Elementary.
Does this Replace the Bazaar?
Yes. For the past 37 years, our annual fundraiser has been The Happy Hollydays Bazaar gift market. In the last several years, the Bazaar has operated on the grounds of Hyer Elementary and grew tremendously in size, scope and success, raising over $500K for Hyer in the last five years. Due to the taxing nature of the multi-day event on the school grounds and staff, the HPA elected to take a year off from fundraising and develop plans for new fundraiser.
What is the Goal of the Fun Run?
Our goals for the fundraiser are two-fold:
- Raise funds to improve the educational experience for students at Hyer Elementary
- Establish an annual spring tradition which appeals to families and promotes an active, healthy commitment to fitness and the outdoors