The 41st annual craft sale was another hit this year in Fort St. James.
One of the largest craft sales in B.C. brought out good numbers. Many were out looking for Christmas gifts. Some were out looking for holiday decorations and some were just happy to have a peak around in hopes of finding that special something while munching on a piece of homemade fudge or a Christmas cookie.
Over 100 tables were filled with crafts from local vendors and from all over central B.C. including Prince George, Vanderhoof and Williams Lake.
Organizer, Christine Deverson, was thrilled with the turnout. “It’s been great to see so many people this year. This event is always a success,” Deverson said.
All funds raised support the graduating class of 2016 from Fort St. James Secondary School and the Fort St. James Senior Centre.
Deverson, the grad sponsor this year, said that all the graduating students and volunteers from the seniors centre helped make this event a success with all of their hard work and dedication.
“They’ve been wonderful. They organized the tables and put everything together. They’ve been a big help,” Deverson said.
Sue Amyot used to organize the craft sale and did so for over 30 years. “When we first started off, there were only four tables. Now we have over 100 filling both gyms at the high school,” Amyot said.
“It’s a great fundraiser for the grads and the seniors, Amyot said. Word has really spread over the years. “What a great way to start the holiday season.”