Ari­saig pre­pares for 32nd Christ­mas Bazaar

The Casket - - Health & Wellness -

Af­ter more than three decades, the an­nual Ari­saig Christ­mas Bazaar is still go­ing strong.

Last year, more than 400 adults paid to en­joy the tra­di­tional buzz of hol­i­day ex­cite­ment and Christ­mas cheer.

For the next few weeks, many vol­un­teers will be work­ing to make the 2018 bazaar even bet­ter, which is sched­uled for Sun­day, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Ari­saig Par­ish Com­mu­nity Hall, on High­way 245 in Antigo­nish County.

Christ­mas mu­sic will greet vis­i­tors.

Ad­mis­sion is $2 for adults, while it is free for chil­dren 12 and un­der.

The par­ish com­mu­nity ta­ble is a high­light of the bazaar. Or­ga­niz­ers said the ladies of Ari­saig are busy pre­par­ing freshly made pick­les, pre­serves, jel­lies and jams. A large va­ri­ety of home baked breads, cook­ies and squares will find their way to the ta­ble, fes­tively dis­played and sold at rea­son­able prices. Mit­tens and crafts are also of­ten do­nated to this ta­ble.

Other com­mu­nity ta­bles in­clude

The can­teen, which is open through­out the day, of­fers the tan­ta­liz­ing smell of baked beans and ginger­bread com­ing from the kitchen.

The 50-50 draw al­ways pro­vides a gen­er­ous prize for some lucky win­ner. Last year, some­one walked away with al­most $400.

Tick­ets are also sold on 20 pounds of lob­ster and a do­nated turkey.

Ta­bles in­clude used books and good qual­ity ‘new to you’ items.

Twenty-five ta­lented ven­dors will be sell­ing a wide va­ri­ety of hand-crafted selec­tions, in­clud­ing jew­ellery, paint­ings, wood crafts, Christ­mas wreaths and wall hang­ings, pre­serves, jams, home bak­ing and fudge. A va­ri­ety of crafts, knit­ting, hooked ar­ti­cles, stuffed snow­men, as well as many other in­ter­est­ing cre­ations, will make per­fect Christ­mas gifts or stock­ing stuffers.

Ta­bles are sell­ing quickly but some are still avail­able. The cost for each 6 foot ta­ble is $10.

To book, con­tact Mary at 902-863-1101 or mmaclel­lan@antigo­nish­county.ns.ca.

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Santa Claus — also known as Jamie Ross — pro­vided a fes­tive flavour to the 2017 Ari­saig Christ­mas bazaar. This year, the event is sched­uled for Sun­day, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Ari­saig Par­ish Com­mu­nity Hall.

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