Massey Mu­seum Craft Sale

The Mid-North Monitor - - Community - LES­LIE KNIBBS

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.

PHO­TOS BY LES­LIE KNIBBS/FOR THE MID-NORTH MON­I­TOR

Women were sell­ing raf­fle tick­ets for the quilt.

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