P.A.W.S. Animaland Fun!

OESJ’s parent/teacher organization, called P.A.W.S., recently hosted “Animaland”  - an event for students to adopt a furry stuffed pet. Children were able to choose their own pet from a large selection  such as puppies, dragons, horses, penguins, kangaroos, and the like.  Upon purchase of their animal, each child received a star and made their way to the stuffing station where they were able to help with the stuffing process and insert their star before finishing.  Each new friend received a birth certificate, a new outfit to wear, and a medical check-up. Families also enjoyed a reading station, photo booth and teddy bear treats.  Some children brought stuffed animals in from home for a check-up and minor repairs. PAWS co-president, Tiffany Case commented, “This is not a fundraiser, it’s a fun event for families.” And fun it was! Children beamed with excitement as they left with their new furry friends.

Photos:


Preschool teacher and the evening’s “vet,” Mrs. Yoder examines second grader Emma Countryman’s new horse.


Sisters Penny and Shelby Clauson hug their animals while they enjoy a snack.


Tyler Mussmacher and Jocelyn Simzer put the finishing touches on their kangaroo.


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