ADS Craft Fair celebrates 20 years
In keeping with tradition, the ADS Craft Show will hold its 20th edition, this weekend November 10th and 11th.
The ADS (Asbestos-danville- Shipton Elementary School) craft show was started in 1998 by Valerie Bushey whose children attended ADS and was taken over by the school’s PPO in 2015. There were a few years in between where it was organized by staff members at the school. Over the past 20 years, the craft show has raised approximately $80,000 for the school community. The funds have been used for student activities such as school trips to Mont Ham, Coaticook Gorge, picking apples and a visit to the pumpkin patch, as well as inschool activities such as Halloween events, movie day and other little extras not covered by the school. An Amount of $22,000 was also used to help pay for the new playground installations. Over the years the funds have also been used to help to keep the cafeteria open, deficit free, so that ADS students can continue to have access to healthy hot lunches at a low cost.
All proceeds, except for advertising costs are all returned to the school for the students. This event would not be possible without the help and donations from the parents and staff, as well as the dedication of the volunteers who make it happen. Be sure to stop by between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to start your holiday shopping early. As well you can enjoy a delicious brunch on Sunday served between 10 – 1 p.m.