T’is the season for christmas craft shows
Approximately 25 vendors form the across the area participated in the 23rd Annual Massey Area Museum Christmas Craft Show at the Massey Arena on Saturday.
Carolyn Hein, manager of the Massey Area Museum, says the event is a fundraiser for the museum.
In addition, Lisa Perl, assistant curator of the Massey Area Museum, was helping by selling 50/50 tickets.
The vendors were selling hand-made items such as knitted mittens, socks and hats, to painted signs, to Christmas decorations, to Native crafts, jelly babies and more.
One vendor, Stephanie Sackaney who had the booth My Home and Native Land, had a range of Christmas decorations to sell. The items are handmade by Sackaney and her mother, and she says she does custom work as well.
While she is based in Sudbury, her parents live in Walford.
She says she will be in Spanish for their craft show on Dec. 1.
Theresa Minten, an artist from Walford, works in acrylic, oil and watercolour. Some of her paintings looked almost like photographs.
Hein says on Friday, Dec. 7, they will be having a Christmas Walk in Massey. The businesses will be open until 9 p.m. The museum will have a bake sale that evening.
The Christmas craft show season is beginning, and soon more will follow.
In Elliot Lake, the ELSSMAVIS Christmas Craft Show will take place at Elliot Lake Secondary School on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They expect to have between 70 and 80 vendors selling a variety of wares. The money raised from the craft show goes for scholarships at the school, as well as to help with the cost of other school activities.
Stephanie Sackaney, whose booth was My Home and Native Land, had a range of colourful Christmas decorations on display.