Morrisburg & District Arts & Crafts Show this weekend

MORRISBURG – Saturday, November 23, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., and Sunday, November 24, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., the Morrisburg Legion is going to be the ‘place to be’.

The 43rd annual Morrisburg & District Arts & Crafts extravaganza will be underway over both days.

This event presents a great opportunity to pick up that extra special gift for someone on your Christmas shopping list.

This year the Show is welcoming 32 unique vendors with a wide range of crafts on display.

According to organizer Linda Schenck, president of the Morrisburg & District Arts & Crafts Association, “this is a very big event in our community. We have something to please everyone, with many crafters returning to be with us. There will be knitting and sewing, scented products, jewellery, signs and tole painting, maple syrup and honey products and lots of Christmas decorations.”

There will also be paper crafts, books, cross stitch work and wooden carvings. This year the Show will also welcome Berka Pottery and creations from Barnfull O’ Goodies. As always, there will be a bake table with plenty of delightful offerings.

Visitors can enjoy a delicious lunch of soup and sandwiches served up by Knox Presbyterian Church. And people are reminded to take advantage of the great door prizes available over both days.
One special addition to this year’s show is the opportunity to help support local Cat Rescue.

“For a $5 donation, people can enter their names in a draw for a beautiful, hand-made Christmas wreath,” Linda explained, “and at the same time help this rescue group.”

The Arts & Crafts Show continues to support organizations that directly serve this community.

Monies raised from the admission price of $1 are turned over to the Community Food Share. Following expenses, profits from the two day Show are shared between the Dundas County Hospice and the Winchester Hospital Foundation. “We try to put our funds right back into our own community,” Linda said.

There may be some changes coming for next year’s 2020 Arts & Crafts show Linda Schenck announced. The show may be moved to late October rather than November, to avoid potentially unsettled winter weather.

“In the meantime, the Morrisburg & District Arts & Crafts Show is a great local event. We are hoping for some terrific weather this weekend.”

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