Stettler residents check out the plants for sale at the United Church’s annual spring fair.

Stettler residents check out the plants for sale at the United Church’s annual spring fair.

United Church raises money for renovations

Plants, goodies of all kinds, toys and more were available at the Stettler United Church’s annual spring fair on Saturday, May 10.

Plants, goodies of all kinds, toys and more were available at the Stettler United Church’s annual spring fair on Saturday, May 10.

This year marks the fifth anniversary for the an­nual fundraiser. In the past, there have been times that the event has netted the church $5,000, and orga­nizer Jenny Holubetz says she always hopes to get at least that much.

“This involves a lot of people in the congregation, so it’s an opportunity for everybody to get together, have some fun, enjoy,” she said.

Attendees could partake in a barbecue or buy coffee and pie. The youth group organized popcorn and ice cream sales.

Inside, attendees could buy plants or browse the flea market, which had items ranging from house­hold wares to board games to clothes to jewelry.

There was a children’s section in the basement with games and prizes. Anyone could also get their fortune read.

The money raised goes into general church funds, but since the United Church is undergoing ren­ovations right now, most of the money will support renovations to the roof and some outside work.

Holubetz first and fore­most hoped that the spring fair would raise a lot of money, but she also hoped that people in the commu­nity gain exposure to the church.