Vavenby hosts busy crafts fair

There were 17 different sellers to choose your purchases from

Vavenby artist Ecki displays his handcrafted items at the craft fair in Vavenby.

It was a busy day at the Vavenby Community Hall on Sunday, Nov. 3. It was the day of the Craft Fair, organized by Barb Pennell, and there were 17 different sellers to choose your purchases from. Lots of delicious looking baking was for sale as well as handcrafted jewellery, quilting and Watkins.

Both thrift stores were present. Joe Schulte was selling his handcrafted canes and walking sticks. Ecki had a table with a wide display of his work to choose from.

Campbell SisterzThe Campbell Sisterz had a table with their crochet work for sale. The girls have heard about an exchange student from Jamaica who is going to TRU in Kamloops. She had to have emergency surgery which used up the rest of her tuition. The student still has a couple of courses to complete. The Sisterz want to help her out so they are giving her half of what they earned at the craft fair. The other half will go towards new musical equipment.

One of the Campbell girls, Lisalee, sang “At Last” by Etta James for the Craft Fair audience. All the sisters sang at the Southwest Community Baptist Church on Saturday evening, Nov. 9, to help raise money for the exchange student as well.

A concession was available to fill empty stomachs. Hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chips, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, pop, and chocolate bars were available.

Work bee to fix rink

Kevin Sheffield put up signs around town, organizing a work bee at the outside rink that was held Saturday morning, Nov. 9.

Some damaged panels needed to be replaced and a roof over the gate area that will also cover the bench was started.

The roof will keep skaters drier as they put on their skates and spectators drier as well. Seven people showed up to help.

Crib and darts

 

The crib and darts clubs as well as the fibre arts will restart after Christmas. The interior of the hall still needs to be repainted and new flooring laid. The clubs don’t want to begin again until all inside work is complete.

 

 

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