Venue changes but Christmas fair still very successful in Silver Water

Jean Steeves displays her knitting, baking and preserves for sale at the Christmas Fair held in Silver Water.

SILVER WATER – A very successful Christmas Fair was held this recently in Silver Water, while similar mini-markets have been held this summer with proceeds going toward the Silver Water Community Hall and the Mindemoya hospital.

“We’ve been holding mini markets (on a weekly basis) all summer outside unless it rained, at which point they would be moved inside,” said Karen Noble, who along with her husband Albert hosted the Christmas Fair at her home. “We annually hold our Christmas Fair at the Burpee-Mills community hall community centre.” The Burpee-Mills facility was not available due to the pandemic, however, and there are limits on functions at the Silver Water hall.  

“This summer Karen held mini-market barbecue lunches with the proceeds going toward the (Silver Water) hall and money raised from the events went to the hall,” Diane Jones said. “It has worked out well and vendors have had a place to sell all their stuff.”

“Karen has things set up right for the Christmas market, with everyone wearing masks, hand sanitizers on hand and everyone physically distancing,” continued Ms. Jones. “She’s really good at organizing events like this.”

The recent Christmas market vendors included Irene Duncanson, Ardith Cull, Gladys Duncanson, Jean Steeves, Diane Jones, Vickie Clavette and Karen Noble. The vendors had a whole host of items for sale including knitting, Avon products and much, much more—and there were three different vendor areas set up.

“We have had excellent response in the summer to the mini-markets and barbecue lunch, with funds going to the hall.” said Ms. Noble. “We are planning to continue the mini-markets and lunch with funds raised going to the hospital for the Mindemoya Hospital Chemo room.”