3rd Annual Winter Farmer's Market & Artisan Fair 

On Saturday, November 18, the Colonial Fund sponsored the 3rd Annual Winter Farmer's Market & Artisan Fair.  This is always an incredible community event but this was by far our most successful fair yet.  Over 900 people came to shop from 31 vendors offering personally made art work, jewelry, soaps, candles, Alpaca products, home decor and an assortment of food including fresh vegetables, syrup, honey, breads and pastries.  Thanks to the amazing raffle prizes donated by vendors, we were able to raise over $1,700 for the Colonial Fund.

Thank you to our vendors, shoppers and especially to our sponsors - Bean Counter Bakery and Coffee Bar, Hillside Herbals, La Maison a Gateaux, Spring Ridge Farm, Woof Pet Resort, Backyard Ceramics, Pearls and Lillies, Marion's Workshop and Zen Bear Sauces.  

An Evening with Chad Hymas 

On October 19 & 20, the Colonial Fund sponsored a visit to the district by world renowned speaker Chad Hymas.  Chad delivered an inspiring message of overcoming personal challenges and societal pressures to be the best self we can be.  Chad mesmerized his audiences with incredibly moving, inspiring and often funny stories from his own life.  Chad spoke to students in grades 7-12, as well as to parents, during his two days in Shrewsbury.  

This presentation continued our discussion about how Shrewsbury can best prepare our students for success in a changing world.  In 2016, the film Most Likely To Succeed and the evening with Will Richardson helped frame a discussion about the skills our students must possess.  Last fall, our Profile of a Graduate workgroup broadened the focus to include the character traits students should develop.  

For more information about Chad Hymas and to see videos of his work, please visit his website at