Massey Museum Craft Sale
For 22 years, the Massey Museum Craft Sale has drawn shoppers from across the area.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, the parking lot at the Massey Arena was jammed with customers looking for unique hand-made gift items. There was everything from hand-knitted clothing and accessories to hand-crafted wood products not to mention an amazing array of jewelry.
There was something for everyone at this craft show. Caroline Hein, curator of the Massey and Area Museum and Craft Show coordinator, reports there were at least 22 vendors and crafters selling their goods at the show.
Wade Lafrance, a talented wood carver from Massey had a huge display of his craft all done with meticulous detail. Several of Lafrance’s pieces were both functional and artistically original.
Walking around the many displays, it was clear there is no shortage of talented crafts people in the area. Throughout the day, quaint tables were set up in back of the room where light lunches were available for shoppers and vendors.
As part of the fundraising effort, the museum sold tickets in a quilt raffle at $2 each. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at the museum on Dec. 1, the evening of the Christmas Walk when all of the stores will be open late. There will also be a Christmas Cake draw during the evening along with a 50/50 draw.
Visitors to the museum that evening will be greeted by many crafters selling their wares just in time for Christmas shopping.
The museum staff would like to extend a thank you to all those who attended the craft show and an appreciative nod to the volunteers who helped organize and set up the event.
A special thank you goes out to Brady Ropp, Sables Spanish River Township recreation director for all of his help in setting up the tables and chairs.
Women were selling raffle tickets for the quilt.