Small businesses helps a local international school send its students to France

Small businesses helps a local international school send its students to France

Students of the Bon Voyage French School hosts its second annual Christmas Market at Columbus Hall in Richland, gathering local vendors across the Tri-Cities to raise money for a trip to France.

Over 30 local businesses such as Crochet Me Happy and Perfectly Posh will donate their profits to help the students go to France in August 2018. The event is free admission.

Traditional French Christmas market food such as Tartiflette and Crepes will also be available for purchase. Papa John’s Pizza will be at the event for lunch at 11 a.m.

Vendors have also donated raffle prizes that will be available.

The fundraiser will last until 3 p.m. today.

Bon Voyage French School Director and founder Elizabeth Porter says the majority of her students are on the poverty line, making this fundraiser a big deal.

“It’s essential,” says Porter. “We depend on the support of our community to send these students to France.”

Elizabeth Porter founded the school in April 2016 in Richland as a non-profit organization, teaching young children and adults across the Tri-Cities the French Culture.

For more information on the school, head over to their website.