Christmas craft sale to feature 33 vendors

Morrisburg and District Arts and Crafts Association president Linda Schenck

MORRISBURG – The Morrisburg Legion Hall will be packed with 33 vendors for the Morrisburg and District Arts and Crafts Association’s 41st annual Christmas craft sale.

President of the organization Linda Schenck said that the vendors have a lot to offer including wood crafts, tole painting, jewellery, fabric crafts, up-cycled items, knitting, crocheting, soaps and baked good.

The sale takes place Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Admission is $1 or a donation of a non-perishable food item for Community Food Share. With admission, folks will have a chance to win a door prize, which is a hand-crafted doll made by Schenck.

“I’ve been a crafter all my life,” said Schenck. She said that she does a bit of everything, whatever strikes her fancy at the time – sewing, tole painting, wood pieces, dolls, wreaths, and more.
Schenck says that the dolls are probably the favourite item that she crafts. “I just love to see how they turn out.”

Crafting for her is relaxing and calming and she loves the satisfaction that comes with seeing a finished product.

On top of the crafting that she does for this annual craft show, she also sells her crafts and baked goods at McHaffie’s Flea Market on Sundays. “I just love being there every week and seeing everyone,” she says.

Schenck’s favourite thing about the upcoming Christmas craft sale, is that all the proceeds go back to the community.

“When I first started, we only gave to the local hospital and our bursary. Now we give to the food bank (Community Food Share), Winchester Hospital, Dundas County Hospice and to the Ladies’ Knox Church Missions,” said Schenck. Last year over $1,500 was divvied up among those charities.

Schenck said that she works very hard to continuously spread the word about the show and to find a variety of vendors each year. “The variety is what keeps people coming back year after year. We try to have a nice variety and to mix it up a bit. You want to keep it interesting.”

Schenck is pictured above left with the doll she crafted and donated for a door prize.

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