Christmas Craft Fair comes to Wentworth
WENTWORTH - Members of the Wentworth Recreation Centre welcomed the 24th annual Christmas Craft Fair, which filled the large hall full with tables loaded with homemade crafts of excellent quality too numerous to list here, but which ran the gamut from chocolates to quilts.
Many shoppers came this year (and in the past) to this craft fair because it comes early in the season and is well organized. The canteen with tasty food is an added attraction.
This year Norah Topping, secretary of the recreation centre’s executive, played a large role in organizing the craft fair, with the assistance of past chair Betty Curry, an energetic and friendly kitchen staff at the canteen, and Bob and Jan Smith welcoming people at the entry doorway. Chris Topping provided security for the event.
Vendors renting the tables for their crafts came from Wentworth, Tatamagouche, Balfron, Wallace, Pugwash, Amherst, Great Village, Truro, and Economy. In the kitchen Mary Anne Jay organized a wellrun canteen with helpers Brenda McLean, Eva France, Carol Maskell, Carol Hyslop, Lillian Campbell, and Marie Duranceau.
The printed menu of the canteen featured corn chowder, seafood chowder, chili, turkey burger platter, hot dogs, strawberry shortcake, doughnuts and cookies. One table featured a successful 50/50 ticket contest for the Wentworth Pioneers, a senior club, and the winning ticket was won by Linda Patriquin from Wentworth.
On this early November day with a cold wind blowing outside, the exuberance and excitement of this craft fair warmed the spirits and emotions of all
those attending this successful event inside the
large hall of the Wentworth Recreation Centre.
Mabel Beck from Balfron has been coming to the Wentworth Christmas Craft Fair for 14 years and successfully sells her homemade crafts at her table.