Lions Club brings Christmas cheer into Centennial Hall

Lions Christmas Craft Fair at Centennial Hall November 5

Eileen Pilkington and her daughter

Centennial Hall was a hive of activity on Nov. 5, as the Lions hosted their Christmas craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Upwards of 50 vendors attended the craft fair with people flocking from across the Lake Cowichan-area to browse the multitude of Christmas-themed goods the fair had to offer.

“They’re all very talented craft people,” said Lions member and craft fair coordinator, Eileen Pilkington.

An abundance of door prizes were the focal point of the afternoon.

Darling Tire donated a basket of goods with coffee, cheese, crackers and other snacks, which was won by Carol Voghell.

“Everything you could think of was in there. It’s a very large basket,” said Pilkington.

Penny Hutchison won an ornamental doll, Patti Anderson claimed a hand-crocheted tablecloth and Sam Beldessi was the recipient of the money tree draw.

Pilkington was pleased with the turnout but stressed there were certain factors that prevented the event from being busier.

“It was successful as it possibly could have been,” she added.

Other Lions involved in helping organize the craft fair was Pilkington’s daughter and Lions secretary, Brenda Cadieux, president Anita Powell, treasurer Beldessi, Terry Olsen, Nancy Morris and Betty-Anne Herbert.



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