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Big Valley Christmas market a hit with shopping, food and fun

Big Valley Christmas Craft Show and Sale was a great success with community members from the village and surrounding areas as it...

Big Valley Christmas Craft Show and Sale was a great success with community members from the village and surrounding areas as it took their shopping experience to a new level with the many different vendors who participated this year.

On Saturday, Nov. 18 holiday shoppers and guests thronged the Big Valley Community Hall as they shopped for Christmas gifts and other items.

From vendors selling wood craft to the Purple Ladies selling their popular baked goods and Big Valley 4-H fundraising for their club there was something for everyone to experience and be a part of.

Andrea Webster, the main organizer for the event has been doing this for 16 years now and said this year she was able to sell out the entire space.

“We not only sold all our spaces, but we had new vendors,” said Webster. “There were 29 different vendors from Big Valley, Elnora, Stettler, Drumheller, Morrin, Torrington and even Alliance.”

The concession kept busy as guests sat at tables and visited with friends and family over hot lunch.

“The kitchen was run by myself and my sister-in-law, Tammy. It is kind of a tradition for me, as it used to be my mom who ran the kitchen at our show earlier,” Webster said. “Many may remember her homemade biscuits and carrot cakes.”

The money that is collected from vendors for their table rent is used to pay the rent of the hall and for any advertising that is done for the show, prior to the event.

“I make a small extra donation to the Big Valley Whistle each year with some of the surplus proceeds,” Webster added. “I think the show was very well attended as usual and I heard that other shops in town were also quite busy.”

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