Craft sale returns to the Legion

Pearl Lorentzen
Lakeside Leader

Quarterly craft sales back up and running in Slave Lake after a break due to COVID-19.

The timing of the March sale was just before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down events. In June, the sale was cancelled, but it was back up and running on Sept. 26 at the Slave Lake Legion.

Linda Kreutzer, of Slave Lake, makes handmade cards. She also organizes the Main Street Craft Sale.

“Everybody did very well,” she says. “We’re very happy that the public enjoys coming out to see our stuff.”

There are other markets in Slave Lake, says Kreutzer. This one is limited to people who make stuff. Vendors “have to have a craft on their table. We have some talented people in our community and surrounding area.”

All vendors are local to Slave Lake and area.

At the Sept. 26 market, there were 11 vendors, says Kreutzer. The majority of them were from Slave Lake, with one from Smith. Another regular vendor, who couldn’t make, it is from Widewater.

Crafters include a local author, quilter, wood worker, Native artist, home decor artist, a local essential oils company, and other vendors.

“I’ve been organizing it since 2013,” she says. She’d started selling her cards at other sales. A friend encouraged her to set up her own sale in Slave Lake.

Over the years, Kreutzer has held the sale at various venues in Slave Lake. It started at the Potpourri Mall, downtown. It then moved to the Northwest Inn, which is now the Northern Star. It is now at the Legion, downtown.

The next Main Street Craft Sales are December 5 and 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Slave Lake Legion.

Petra de Vaan, from Smith, at her booth at the Sept. 26 craft sale at the Slave Lake Legion. She sells quilts, tea, paintings, crafts, and slippers etc. She’s been part of the sale as long as the group has existed.

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