Christmas Craft Sale jumps a notch or two

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

Kate Stamp, the chief organizer of Slave Lake’s annual Christmas Craft Sale, tells us it will be bigger than last year, based on the number of vendors signed up.

“Ten more,” she says. “So far.”

The Slave Lake Adult Education Committee has been doing the event since the early 1990s. It was a joint project with Northern Lakes College for the first couple of decades. More recently it’s been held at the field house in the Slave Lake MRC, which has more space.

Stamp says shoppers can expect to see a lot of the usual stuff, plus some new vendors they haven’t seen before. Some will be selling food – with a couple of regulars from the Chamber of Commerce’s farmers’ market having signed up.

The Christmas Tree Lane fundraiser will be back. Donated and decorated trees will be on display and shoppers are invited to bid on them. All the proceeds go back into the community, Stamp says, via the food bank, Santas Anonymous program and adult ed. programs. That goes for all the money raised from the $5 admission fee as well.

Meanwhile, Slave Lake Victim Services will be doing its usual ‘Photos With Santa’ fundraiser, for a $5 fee.

The action commences at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, and goes again most of Saturday.

Stamp says help in running the event is coming from volunteers, notably the Boys & Girls Club and the Slave Lake Cadets.

Christmas Tree Lane – a regular feature of the Christmas Craft Sale

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