The Second Annual Fall Fair at St. Paul’s United Church in Sidney is set for next weekend.
The event, which replaced the church’s boot sale for the first time last year, will be filled with lots of fun, treats and deals for all, said one of the event’s organizers, Judy Bicknell.
The idea for the fall fair, Bicknell explained, came from the church wanting to do more for and with the community.
“We had the boot sale every year but we wanted to do something more ambitious that involved more of the community,” she said.
“Last year the fair was very successful and were able to raise a lot for Our Place, the Sidney Lions Food Bank, the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation and our world relief foundations,” added St. Paul’s Office Administrator, Karen Booth.
This year, the fair will feature baking, home made jam and preserves, household treasures, high-end clothing and white elephant goods (saleable goods that people just don’t want anymore).
In addition, there will be lots of activities for children (provided by Sidney Co-op Preschool) and the church volunteers will be serving lunch — chili or soup with fresh buns as well as home made pie, ice cream, coffee and tea.
“There will be something for everyone,” Bicknell said of the event.
The Fall Fair will also feature a silent auction, with half the proceeds going to the Sidney Lions Food Bank.
“The response from the community in donating items for the silent auction was just amazing,” added Booth.
“We couldn’t put on an event like this and raise the money we do without their generosity.”
For event information on the Second Annual Fall Fair at St. Paul’s United Church or to donate, call the church office at 250-656-3213.
St. Paul’s United Church is located at 2410 Malaview Ave. in Sidney.
— With files from Steven Heywood