President of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary Bev Mandel runs ANTB’s Kitchen

President of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary Bev Mandel runs ANTB’s Kitchen

Fernie Legion Hall gets crafty for Christmas

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary hosted a craft sale at the Fernie Legion Hall on December 13 to raise funds for the non-profit organization.

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary hosted a craft sale at the Fernie Legion Hall on December 13 to raise funds for the non-profit organization.

President of the auxiliary Bev Mandel said that the craft fair comes one year after a spur-of-the-moment decision to start raising funds for the community.

Last year, the funds from the Christmas fair went towards the grad class and the following spring, funds were given to the senior boys and girls basketball team to help with expenses for their provincial’s trip.

“This year, we’re keeping the proceeds for us,” said Mandel. “It’s open to anybody [to become a vendor], whether you make it yourself or it’s a product that you purchase.”

The date for the craft fair was postponed from November 29 to December 13 due to the stormy weather that passed through Fernie that weekend.

Mandel said she was thankful they could move forward with the event, albeit two weeks late, and give locals another chance to search for Christmas ideas.

Another craft fair will follow in the spring, according to Mandel.