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Langley group brings young and adult vendors under one roof

A wide variety of wintry items sold at the craft fair

Langley Meadows Community School (LMCS) on Saturday, Nov. 5, hosted more than 30 vendors and hundreds of shoppers for a winter craft fair, which was organized by a local community association. This was the group’s 10th annual fair at the school, bringing young and adult vendors under one roof – the school’s gynasium.

The fair featured local artisans and students who sold a range of items, including touques, scrunchies, plushies, cookies, handmade jewelry, cups, flowers, and so much more.

Amongst tens of young and adult vendors was LMCS’ nine-year-old student, Chayle MacMillan. She was with her mother selling chocolate chip cookies, brownies, scrunchies, bookmarks, and ornaments. All her products ranged between $5 and $20.

MacMillan said her experience at the craft fair was “really good,” and she could sell “a lot of stuff.”

For five and half year old Davis, who was selling touques at his school, the experience was overwhelming.

“There are a lots of people who are selling everything,” he said.

In addition to crafty items, there were more than 30 door prizes that people could raffle on. The volunteer-run association offered complimentary snacks and raffle opportunities at reasonable rates.

Jory Threinen, the event coordinator, said the fair is a popular event in the community and students, as well as others, look forward to it all year around. Due to the pandemic, the association had to move the event online last year, but Threinen said people were excited about the return.

The non-profit association also raised money for community service programs like breakfast club, nights alive, fall fair, and more.

Though raising money was an essential part of the event, Threinen said the group was more focused on bringing the community together.


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Tanmay Ahluwalia

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Tanmay Ahluwalia is a journalist with a digital mindset and a proud alumnus of the University of Delhi.
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