Festive Saturday in Charlotte

  • Nov. 27, 2013 10:00 a.m.

It’ll be a festive Saturday in Queen Charlotte with two Christmas sales under way.Queen Charlotte Christmas craft fair organizer Reine Pineault said, “I’ve been doing this for many years and each year it keeps getting bigger and bigger. I’ve had to turn 12 vendors away, but we just don’t have the space.” Vendors begin setting up at 8 am and the doors are open to the public between 10 am and 4 pm. Ms Pineault said there are 67 vendors this from every community on the islands. Visitors can expect to see woodworking, baking, cheese, candles, soaps, photography, knives, handmade dolls, hand-knit sweaters, stained glass, pottery, candies, and more. The Legion ladies will be running the concession again this year, which means there’ll be lots of hearty homemade food for purchase. The money generated from the table rental fees will be going to the community club, which spent around $20,000 renovating the water-damaged women’s washroom, replacing the ice machine and replacing all the eaves troughs outside the building. There will also be a raffle at $2 per ticket to raise some money to offset the cost of repairs. The winner will take home four poinsettias. But that’s not all. Be sure to leave time in your day to swing by the visitor centre’s annual artisan Christmas sale between 10 am to 3 pm. This sale is small in size, but very high in quality featuring artisans Barb Rowsell, Penny Richardson, Betsy Cardell, Debby Gardiner, Katie Borserio, Linda Rowbotham, and Nancy Hett.Enjoy!

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