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Friday, March 31, 2023
Crossroads home show returns Saturday for first time in three years
The home show will be at Crossroads Public School this Saturday. Supplied

Katie Ryan
Special to The Lake Report

Crossroads Public School is bringing its home show back to town this Saturday after a three-year pandemic absence.

Ashleigh Dixon, leading the project for the Crossroads parent council, says she is excited to have the home show back on.

“It’s our first show since 2020,” Dixon said, adding it’s nice to see people getting back to normal.

The one-day Home, Garden and Craft Show runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

The parent council is raising money to continue renovations on the school’s playground.

“We’re trying to revitalize our playground again this year,” Dixon said.

“We were able to put in an accessible playground addition for some of our students so that they can all play together,” she said.

This is the 13th edition of the home show and in the past it raised enough money for the students to have access to new tech such as iPads, have guest scientists in the classroom and take students on educational trips.

About 90 vendors will be on hand and some are holding workshops.

“We’ve got some new (vendors), we’ve got some old ones that are returning. We have some regulars that have come for the last 13 years,” said Dixon.

The Home Depot in St. Catharines is doing a kids workshop and participants will create a unique project and get their own apron.

Some teachers have been involved by running a raffle and some students are helping set up and creating posters.

A variety of vendors will be there, including lawn care contractors, real estate agents, electricians and the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre.

The Pumphouse will be doing a demonstration and giving the kids their own take-home bags.

Dixon said the parent council tries to offer kids and families new experiences.

Also included are craft vendors who will be in the classrooms demonstrating different types of crafts such as candle making, crocheting, soap making and woodworking.

Dixon said the first 250 people who attend will get a swag bag.

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