Big Valley crafts spirit of Christmas season

A tour of the annual Big Valley Christmas Craft Show and Sale last Saturday proved once again to be a pleasant start

A couple of girls admire some of the merchandise at the annual Big Valley Craft Show and Sale

A tour of the annual Big Valley Christmas Craft Show and Sale last Saturday proved once again to be a pleasant start to the busy Christmas season.

Participating exhibitors offered a charming array of unique crafts, gifts and services. Included were a wide selection of knitting and crochet, attractive quilting, delightful handmade cards, and the most charming sock monkeys.

There were also wood creations, jewelry, beautiful needlework, and many Christmas treasures. Home-based business owners displayed their unique wares and services, while the homemade gourmet treats were sold out early in the day.

Certainly, there was something to tempt every taste.

The event was well attended, in part due to the wonderful weather, attracting folks interested in unique Christmas gifts, an enjoyable afternoon outing or lunch with friends.

Thanks to all the artists, craftspeople and vendors who participated, to the customers who visited and purchased some beautiful items, and to all the volunteers who helped to make the event a terrific success.

The Big Valley E-Free Church Kids’ Klub begins this Wednesday, running from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the clubhouse across the street from the church. Join in for Bible stories, snacks, games and crafts. Members will walk the kids from school to the clubhouse. For more information, call Connie at 876-2502.

The Big Valley Community Hall Board’s annual meeting is this Thursday at the community hall at 10 p.m. Anyone who is interested in being on the board or holding an executive position is asked to join us.

Don’t forget Thursday night is Bingo Night in Big Valley, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the community hall. Come join in the fun, and maybe win a little cash. Hope to see you there.

The Big Valley United Church is hosting a fundraising music night on Friday at 7:30 p.m., featuring the local talent of our own “Genuine Cowgirls.” Come on out and enjoy an evening of great entertainment, and for coffee and goodies after the performance.

The Drop-In Centre’s next pancake supper will be on Monday, Nov. 26, at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to join in this fun community event.

The annual general meeting of the Big Valley Agricultural Society will be on Monday, Dec. 3, at the community hall. The meeting begins at 7:30 and is open to all.

On Friday, Dec. 7, the Big Valley Elks present an evening of live entertainment, featuring “Country Blend’s Christmas and Classic Country” at the Big Valley Community Hall. Supper is at 6:30 p.m., with the show set to begin at 7:30. For more information, call 403-876-2779 or 403-876-2775.

Don’t forget the Big Valley Children’s Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 15. Always a popular celebration of the Christmas season, the event includes lunch, entertainment and, of course, a visit from Santa himself. Everyone is invited to attend. Santa and his helpers will pass out gifts for children 10 and under, so remember to pre-register with Brenda at 403-876-2420.

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