Craft fair helps prepare for Christmas

There were 14 different vendors for the customers to look at

Alexia Colton looks after the tables for Shelley Colton and Barb Pennell during the Vavenby Craft Fair on Nov. 2.

Alexia Colton looks after the tables for Shelley Colton and Barb Pennell during the Vavenby Craft Fair on Nov. 2.

Vavenby held its craft fair at the community hall on Sunday, Nov. 2. People were arriving quickly and kept coming throughout the day. There were 14 different vendors for the customers to look at. There were also two raffle tables. Both Vavenby thrift stores were present.

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxilary had one of the raffle tables. All the money raised went towards to hospital. The first prize was two tickets donated by West Jet to fly take the winner to wherever West Jet flies. Second prize was a wood bowl made from a burl. It had been donated by a wood turner from Port Alberni. Third prize was a hand crochet bedspread donated by Pauline Gregory.

The other raffle was held by Clearwater and District Food Bank. Money raised went to the Food Bank. First prize is a Clearwater Lake tour. Second prize is Jim’s Market Premium Meat Pack and third prize is a steelhead wall art that was made by Len Sonneson’s brother-in-law.

The Food Bank would like people to know that applications for Christmas hampers are now available at the Food Bank until Dec. 5.

Clearwater and District Hospice Society also had a table. It was selling cards to be filled out with the name of someone the customer wanted to remember. The cards will be placed by a light on a tree at the Clearwater Lodge on Nov. 16. Light refreshments will be served, 4 – 5 p.m.