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Monday, April 15, 2024
Hundreds of volunteer hours make Crossroads home show a major success
ssie, Jennifer and Lincoln Thwaites build truck kits in the Home Depot-sponsored Maker’s Room. RICHARD HARLEY

There was a little something for everyone at the Crossroads Public School’s 14th annual NOTL Home, Garden & Craft Show.

The show opens up the school, with vendors lining the gyms and classrooms, offering all sorts of items, including handmade jewelry, jams, candies, fresh baked treats and more.

There was also a Home Depot kid’s zone, where youngsters could build a variety of kits, a bouncy castle, a magic show and a barbecue to keep them entertained.

St. Davids resident and Lion Ken Lamb was there selling Mitchell’s Soup kits, Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire Services were out reminding people about the importance of smoke alarms and dozens of other familiar NOTL faces were greeting people, offering draws and other prizes.

There were about 90 vendors in total, each offering something a little different, but all themed to your home.

The whole thing requires a long list of volunteers, school staff and students “hundreds” of hours to put together, said principal Kate Fish.

“It’s unbelievable,” she said, of the amount of support for the event.

“And then in addition to all the prizes that get donated from places in town, we also have the vendors who contribute oftentimes to a raffle prize,” she said.

“And then each of the classrooms does a theme basket and so all of the kids and families contribute to those and you’ll see that most of those are designed for other children.”

Fish was thankful for everyone who played a role.

“I could thank every single person in this building, because it’s such a wonderful way to support our school and support our community. It’s such an event,” she said.

“It’s not just about the fundraising aspect of it. The kids are running around having a good time and the parents get to see their kids and caregivers get to see their kids coming in and seeing all their friends and showing them their classrooms,” Fish said.

“It’s a really fantastic community event. I really look forward to it every year.”

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