Bid on a Christmas tree for a good cause

Big Christmas Craft Sale kicks off this Friday evening

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

This Friday and Saturday (Nov. 17 and 18) is Slave Lake’s big annual Christmas Craft Sale at the Multi-Rec Centre. Vendors of all sorts of products, crafts and what have you will be set up and showing off their wares and services. There’ll be the usual draws and bargains and giveaways to make things interesting, not to mention food, drink, entertainment and a whole lot of Christmas trees.
Christmas trees? Yep. Christmas Tree Lane, as it’s called, is the one aspect of the Craft Sale that the organizers are pretty excited about and are eager to promote. How it works is participating businesses/organizations/individuals, decorate a tree and donate it. All these trees will be displayed in the MRC (likely in the lobby) this Friday evening and Saturday to 3:00 p.m.. People are invited to bid on them. All the proceeds go to Slave Lake’s food bank and Santas Anonymous programs. Also available will be the always-popular photos with Santa service.
One thing that’s new about this year’s Christmas Tree Lane is a project to decorate a provided tree with “business, group or individual donations, enclosed in a Christmas card,” explains the blurb from the Slave Lake Adult Education Committee. “Your Christmas card with your name on the envelope and the value of the contents will be displayed for all to see and offer bids to win!”
Things get started at 6:00 p.m. this Friday evening at the MRC. To find out more about Christmas Tree Lane or any other aspect of the Craft Sale, call Karen at 780-849-8625, or email her at [email protected]

Last year’s Christmas Tree Lane

 

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