Annual Show and Sale returns to full capacity

The 49th annual show and sale, in support of the Big Brothers Big Sisters in Sarnia-Lombton, will return to full capacity with over 100 suppliers.

Executive Director Kaylen Burgess said 105 craft vendors will be set up this weekend at Alexander Mackenzie Middle School on Michigan Avenue in Sarnia.

“This is our first year at full capacity since 2019, the vibe here is very positive, everything looks fantastic and we are looking forward to a very successful weekend,” Burgess said.

Just under $60,000 was raised last year.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Show and Sale, 2021. Blackburn Media Photo.

“So our goal this year is to hit the $60,000 mark over the weekend to bring more money into our youth mentoring program,” Burgess said. “It’s one of our biggest fundraisers, so of course we rely on [on it] Provides quality programming for youth in Sarnia and Lambton Counties. “

Artisan vendors will sell woodworking items, stained glass pieces, candles, greenery, holiday decorations, signs, pottery, and more.

While organizers are focused on this weekend’s events, next year’s 50th show and sale will be a special celebration.

“We have a very dedicated team working on this event, including lead sponsor Catherine Wilde from Fleck Law, who has been with us since 2017,” Burgess said. “So once that’s done, we’ll sit down and start preparing for the 50th edition, and we’ll definitely bring some new aspects to that year’s event.”

Exhibits and sales will be held Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 11am to 4pm

Admission is $7.

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