T’is the sea­son for christ­mas craft shows

The Standard (Elliot Lake) - - FRONT PAGE - By KEVIN MCSHEFFREY, Of The Stan­dard

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.

PHOTO By KEVIN MCSHEFFREY/THE STAN­DARD

Stephanie Sack­aney, whose booth was My Home and Na­tive Land, had a range of colour­ful Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions on dis­play.

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