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All the favourites will be available during the annual fundraising event hosted by the Westwood Mennonite Brethren Church.
The silent auction will feature items that were just too nice to be put out for the garage sale, while used books and clothing will offer up enough bargains to pique even the most savvy garage saler’s interest.
“We never know what we’re going to get for the silent auction but in the past we’ve had ladies’ jewelry, china sets, quilts, a basketball hoop, and collector pottery,” said volunteer organizer Diane Fairservice, long time member of Westwood Church. “It’s always fun to see what’s going to show up on the tables.”
As always there will be take home farmers’ sausage and perogies, produce and plants, a showcase of local crafts, as well as specialty items from Ten Thousand Villages.
“We never know what we’ll get when we open those boxes from Ten Thousand Villages it’s like Christmas,” said Fairservice.
Everyone knows to get there early if they want in on the bake sale table treasures and there will also be jams and preserves for sale.
Most of the items available at the fair are donated by the Westwood Church families and their friends, added Fairservice, who said this year she and her daughter, Shannon, will do a lot of baking seeing as those items are always quickly sold.
Proceeds from the fundraiser go to a variety of local charities as well as to support education programs for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.
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