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Monday, December 5, 2022
St. Davids Lioness Holiday Market brings Christmas cheer to town
17 vendors occupied the St. Davids Lions Club during this Saturday's Christmas Holiday Market. Julia Sacco

Jams, spices, candles, dog treats. If you wanted it, the Christmas Holiday Market likely had it. 

Holiday cheer rang in early this year, with the annual St. Davids Lioness Lion Club Christmas Holiday Market returning last Saturday in support of Project Share and other community causes. 

Those who brought in a donation of a non-perishable food item could enjoy browsing a room full of artists and vendors, take in a quick lunch or enter a draw for prizes. 

Lioness organizers Diane Pewer and Anna Marie Warriner and their dedicated committee of volunteers put hard work into making sure attendees had a lot of vendors to browse. 

“We try to keep a good variety of vendors so we don’t duplicate,” said Warriner.

She added that with all of the options, Pewer was able to finish up all of her Christmas shopping. 

One of the vendors, Linda Thornton, has attended multiple Lion’s Club sales, selling her polished stone jewellery and handmade cards.

“The event has been very well-attended,” said Thornton.

St. Catharines resident Laura Biernat purchased some cards from Thornton, as well as some gourmet dog treats for her 120-pound German shepherd mix, who anxiously awaited his treats in the car. 

Non-perishables collected during the event will be donated to Project Share.

Warriner noted that all profit from food and draw sales will go toward the local causes.

“The money always goes back into the community.”