SAM ODROWSKI The Standard
SCUGOG: Over 30 different vendors will set up tables at the Blackstock Recreation Complex for the Fifth Annual Cartwright Central Public School Holiday Craft and Gift Sale.
Some of the vendors at the sale will be selling baked goods, honey, maple syrup, artwork, metal work, fresh poinsettias, and Christmas wreathes.
In conjunction with the sale, there will be free public skating, offered from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., courtesy of the Blackstock Men’s Hockey League.
“We welcome everyone to come and take part in the skating and check out the sale at the same time,” said Angela Fairfield, event organizer.
She added, “It’s low cost, admission is only $2 and students are always free to get in.”
The Holiday Gift and Craft Sale is run entirely by parent volunteers, and all the funds raised from the event go towards the improvement of Cartwright Central Public School.
“Being a smaller rural school we maybe don’t have access to some of the advances, city schools have made, in regard to technology and new learning spaces,” Angela said. “We really want to make Cartwright Central Public School a top school for our students, and to do that we need to bring some of the newer advances in technology to the school.”
The funds raised go to a good cause, so Angela encourages everyone to stop by the sale.
“It’s a really good group of parent volunteers, we always have a lot of fun putting the event on, and it’s a good way to get a jump on everybody’s Christmas shopping,” Angela told the Standard, “We have lots of unique vendors, it’s an interesting place to come and see lots of different things you can purchase for yourself, as an early present, or for somebody else.”
A lot of the same vendors enjoy returning to the sale, according to Angela.
“We have a lot of vendors that come back year after year. They really enjoy it, it’s a really fun day.”
The Holiday Craft and Gift Sale is happening on November 26th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is located in the Blackstock Recreation Complex, on 3340 Church Street, in Scugog. Anyone looking for more information regarding the sale can email Angela, at email@example.com.
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