Christ­mas Craft Fair comes to Went­worth

The Citizen-Record (Cumberland) - - CLASSIFIEDS - BY HOPE BRIDGE­WA­TER

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.

PHOTO BY HOPE BRIDGE­WA­TER

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.

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