North Thompson Valley Artisans Show and Sale was ‘awesome’

Last weekend the Valley Artisans held an impressive Show and Sale of their home-crafted works of art at the Fall Fair Hall in Barriere. The variety of beautiful items was amazing. There were practical items such as specialty soaps, and interestingly crafted bird houses to beautifully designed jewellery and so much more for visitors to admire. Far too much to all be mentioned here. The hall was not filled with admirers only, as vendors reported that sales had been steady. Some favourites including baked goods and homemade chocolates were sold out the first day of the sale and had to be restocked for the following day. Some visitors remarked that they were able to find the “best Christmas gifts” for special people who appreciated beautiful homemade products that they could purchase at the event. As the event drew towards closing time on Saturday, Tracey Corraini and Cliff Stewart, both vendors, started an impromptu musical interlude, a singalong accompanied by their guitar playing. In no time at all a group of smiling clapping people had formed a circle around them and obviously enjoyed singing the ever popular old-time country songs they were playing. Many of the visitors expressed their appreciation of all the Valley Artisans’ event had to offer and hoped that there would be another Show and Sale again next year.


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