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Monday, April 15, 2024
St. Davids Lioness market springs into action


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The third annual spring bazaar returned to the St. Davids Lions Club last Saturday.

Organized by the St. Davids and District Lioness Club, the event featured a dozen vendors from across Niagara Region.

Diane Pewer, the co-ordinator of the bazaar, said she enjoys seeing people come in “with a smile on their face.”

“It’s colourful, it’s exciting,” she said.

The market runs twice a year, in spring and fall. All money raised goes back into the community and helps organizations that don’t get enough funding, said Pewer.

Last year, the club supported dog guides, Project SHARE, Newark Neighbours, camps for children with cancer and more.

“Everything is being cut back, so this is an important fundraiser,” Pewer said. “You want to help the community. And it’s a way of getting something and also your money is going back into the organizations that really need the funding.”

About 15 members of the Lioness Club helped to pull the event together.

For those getting a little hungry after browsing, the club provided food and drinks. There was also a “nickel table” with raffle prizes donated by members of the community and various organizations.

“There are so many different things that we’re able to help out with,” Pewer told The Lake Report. “I just think it’s a great way to bring the community together and we’re getting people coming in from the Falls, from Niagara-on-the-Lake, but also St. Catharines, Thorold and Welland, which is fabulous.”

Teresa Cole came to the market with her nine-month-old daughter Cherrie. It was Cole’s first time at this event.

“It’s pretty nice, small and quaint. Lots of different things,” she said.

Joanne Dykstra, who was selling Miche handbags, said it was nice to see different items available.

“You wouldn’t see these things if you didn’t come to a bazaar,” she said. “There’s something different, something unique, something you can’t buy in stores.”

Dinie Muste, a member of the Lioness Club, said the spring market gives the club a chance to give back to the community. Her favourite part of the day? “The flavour, the hum, the buzz” of the bazaar.

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