This Saturday, June 23, the Anglican Church located at 70 Cowichan Ave. W., will be hosting a home based business fair, and all are welcome to attend.
Irene Palmer, a church member and one of the organizers for the event, says that in all there are eight vendors who will have services or items for sale.
Items and services will include tupperware sales, epicure products, crafts made from recycled materials, photography, quilts and baby blankets, and information on Hugs Cowichan, a local not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to provide comfort to those in need with an emphasis on children.
The fair will also have a bake sale and luncheon to provide visitors and shoppers something to snack on while browsing.
There will be an auction at this event, and it will be unique in that items will be bid on through the purchase of 25 cent tickets that are then placed into containers beside each item. The winner of the item will then be drawn from these containers at the end of the day.
The theme for this event is “the church in your community, the community in your church,” and Palmer says that the fair is not only about rasing funds for church expenses, but is a way to promote the church as a usable space for events in Lake Cowichan.
The thrift store, Cellar Treasures, which is located in the downstairs of the building, will also be open during the event.
Palmer states that church membership has been steadily declining over the last few years and she hopes that through events such as this that more residents will consider attending Sunday worship and become aware that they can use the venue for community events.
On July 21, the church will also host a garage sale. This event is for those who live in an apartment situation or do not have the means to hold a garage sale on their own properties. For more information, phone Palmer at 250-246-3662.