The first annual Farmers’ Market Christmas Craft sale took place on Nov. 19 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
The event that had over 40 vendors and over 800 shoppers raised over $1,200, all of which will be donated to the local food banks.
Cindy Scholten started off the festivities with a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion. Also in attendance were Myles Murdock, mayor and Trevor Bazinet, deputy mayor, Jim Ginn of Central Huron and Lisa Thompson, MPP.
“I couldn’t be happier with the event,” said Scholten.
“It was a great way to showcase our crafters and small business owners, while also supporting the Knights of Columbus and their charities.”
Scholten who has over 20 years of event planning experience decided to start hosting these types of markets as a way to support other makers, and small business owners in the area.
“This event in particular has special meaning to me, since this is my new hometown, having lived here for just about two years now,” admitted Scholten.
“I’ve been a huge supporter of small business. Bringing businesses together like this is not only a great way to support the local community, but also local charities.”
The event included local vendors consisting of artists, crafters, makers and small business owners. Free selfies with Santa were also available for some of the younger patrons.