The Masonic Temple hosted the fourth annual iteration of it’s fundraising trade show and crafts fair.
“This is our fourth year, and every year it gets better,” said Lynann Pethick, worthy matron and one of the event’s organizers. “We have room for 20 vendors, but I think we have 23.”
Pethick said many of the vendors who participate in the fair have returned year-over-year.
“We always phone the old ones, or they phone us. They know it’s in March so they start phoning us in January,” she said.
The idea for fundraising fairs came from one of the chapter’s members.
“She said, ‘I know what a good fundraiser is. Let’s do a trade fair,’” Pethick said.
Pethick said that the show has been successful in the past, and that she anticipates this year’s success and the financial support it will provide the Chapter in it’s endeavours and the maintenance of it’s facility.
“It’s been very successful ... for our projects and to help keep our building going here,” she said. “We use (the raised funds) for whatever we need.”