Li­ons of­fer roar­ing start to gift buy­ing

The Daily Press (Timmins) - - NEWS -

With more than 50 booths and thou­sands of visi­tors ev­ery year, the Schu­macher Li­ons Club Christ­mas Craft and Gift Show con­tin­ues to pro­vide a great op­por­tu­nity for res­i­dents to do some early Christ­mas shop­ping.

Timmins and area res­i­dents had three days to get their Christ­mas shop­ping done dur­ing the show held at the Mcin­tyre Arena. The show ran from Fri­day to Sun­day, draw­ing in large crowds. The event is one of the largest fundrais­ers for the Schu­macher Li­ons Club. Chil­dren took in the sights and sounds of the booths, while shop­pers had the op­por­tu­nity to take home sea­sonal decor, sweets and meats, art and house­wares.

Christ­mas ac­tiv­i­ties are about to ramp up in the city, with the Timmins Santa Claus Pa­rade start­ing at 6 p.m. on Nov. 18.

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Alexis Drobny, left, and Dalila Boucher have their pic­ture taken with Santa Claus by Li­ons Club vol­un­teer Bianca Gagnon.

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Five-year-old Drey­den Davey watches as Dean Levesque does a pot­tery demon­stra­tion at the Schu­macher Li­ons Club Christ­mas Craft and Gift Show on Sat­ur­day. Levesque owns Wawaitin Clay Works with Linda Guiho.

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Ken Her­bert works on a stock­ing hanger on Sat­ur­day at the Mcin­tyre Arena. Her­bert has trav­elled to craft shows with Carol Anne's Crafts for over a decade. The St. Thomas, Ont., man says com­ing up from South­ern On­tario has been worth it.

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At 13 months, Amelia Pasi is more in­ter­ested in the dis­plays than the deals at the Schu­macher Li­ons Club Christ­mas Craft and Gift Show. Pasi and her nana Teena Simp­son took in the sights on Sun­day.

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