Amherstburg Public’s first ‘Vendor Fair” deemed success

 

By Joel Charron

Amherstburg Public School’s first attempt at “Vendor Fair” went rather well Saturday afternoon.

The Vendor Fair was organized by the Amherstburg Public School Parent Advisory Council (PAC.)

PAC chairperson Alison Pillon said the PAC was hoping to raise roughly $1,000 from the event. Proceeds from the Vendor Fair will go towards funding class field trips as well as playground equipment.

“It’s not quite as bad as the Anderdon situation but we do have some pieces of equipment that needs replacing,” said Pillon.

 

Jessica Dennison of Peace, Love and Cupcakes holds out one of many cupcakes she and her mother sold during the Vendor Fair.

Approximately 32 vendors were participated in the event. The vendors were spread in the school lobby, library and gymnasium.

Pillon credited fellow PAC members Amy Meloche and Julie Wingerden for helping to co-ordinate the event. A number of items were available to the public, from food, DVDs, crafts, jewellery, Cash for Gold amongst the items being offered for sale.

Meloche said she set up a website and produced flyers among the promotional work she did for the fair. Vendor spaces went for $30 per spot.

Pillon added they hope to make the Vendor Fair an annual fundraising event.

“There has been a steady stream of people. We are really happy with the turnout,” said Pillon.

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