Perth Road Village Crafters draw a crowd for annual show and lunch
No one at the annual craft sale and lunch was too sure how long the Perth Road Village Crafters have been in operation but it’s been quite awhile now.
“My mom was in the Crafters in the late ’70s but I’m not sure how long it was going before she joined,” said Faye Barr at last Saturday’s annual craft show and lunch.
The Crafters are a combination social and activity group, Barr said. They’re always open to new members and pretty much open to any craft someone wants to try.
“You name a craft and somebody will probably do it, including knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, sewing . . .,” she said.
Often, for the craft show, they’ll do a group project such as the ‘fascinators’ wacky headwear featured a few years ago. This year’s project is a large quilt worked on by many of the members.
“We probably have 40 or so members but we have some snowbirds so there’s about 20 people on a regular basis,” she said. “We’d be glad to welcome new members, especially if you’re new to the community.
“We’re a welcoming and warm group.”
She said the best way for somebody to join is simply to show up at the Harris Memorial Park Hall on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. til noon.
They’re not a fund raising group per se, but they do some fund raising and this year were recognized by the Buck Lake Flotilla in support of Camp Merriwood for their contribution.
“We’re essentially a combination social and activity group,” she said. “But when we do make money, it’s very much used in the community.