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Saturday, July 20, 2024
Lioness Club spring market welcomes a spread of vendors
Artist Debra Zubrinich hands over a bagged up purchase to Jean Nieuwesteeg during the Lioness market last Saturday. Zubrinich was selling a variety of art prints and cards. Julia Sacco
Nine-year-old Clare O'Reilley takes a look at some of the needle felt good available for purchase at the Lioness market last Saturday. Julia Sacco

The St. Davids Lioness Lions Club has been working since January to perfect its annual spring Mmarket.

The market, which returned to the club’s York Road park last weekend, featured about 50 different vendors from across the region. 

“We sourced the vendors by going to as many bazaars as we could,” said Anna Marie Warriner, co-chair of the Lioness Club. 

The team visited markets in Port Colborne, Fonthill, Thorold and several in St. Catharines.

Warriner’s co-chair Diane Pewer said carefully curating each vendor is instrumental in ensuring the market is enjoyable for everyone involved. 

“You don’t want the vendors to be competing with one another,” she said.

“We try to get a variety of crafters, it’s a team effort.” 

Aside from a variety of vendors selling products – needle felt figurines, art prints and more – there was also a 50/50 draw, raffle and different food and drink offerings. 

The market also featured Ozzie to the Rescue, an organization that rescues handicapped dogs. A few were up for adoption during the day.

Thanks to hard work and beautiful weather, Pewer said the day was a great success. 

“All of this hard work goes to support an organization that needs funding desperately,” she said.

Proceeds from this season’s market are going toward the Niagara Children’s Centre, which supports those aged four to 21 with physical and mental disabilities. 

Pewer extended her gratitude for the turnout from NOTLers.

“Because we’re a bit more country than city, people help out more.”

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