Crafts before Christmas


Matilda Hall in Dixon’s Corners was the place to be on Saturday morning.

The Brinston United Church held their 20th Annual Fall Craft Show at Matilda Hall on October 29th.

Organizer, Leslie Disheau, confirmed that “the proceeds from the admission and vendor registration go to the general fund for the church to pay our monthly bills. The luncheon proceeds go directly to the Sunday school for their operational cost.”

The show boasted “lots of new vendors, great gift items and door prize draws” as well as a luncheon. 

Also, for those interested  in shopping whether for themselves or for “early” Christmas gifts, there were lots of handmade  items including clothing, blankets, decorations, and baking.  

As of October 31st, Disheau said, “I don’t have a total yet of how much we made, but I do know we were down by 100 people coming through the doors this year. Last year we were over 300 people (and) this year it was just over 200.” 

She acknowledged that there is “so much going on (and) people can only be in so many places in one day.”

“I do a satisfaction survey with the vendors and all of them were super satisfied with the luncheon and love the fact the kids are servers. They also were satisfied with how the day went,” she added.

“This year I had nine new vendors, so people would have seen some new products.”

As for success, the Craft Show boasted a full parking lot, a full hall, and lots of satisfied visitors.

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