A change of date helped increase attendance at this year's Ashcroft Seniors' Bazaar.

Numbers up at seniors’ bazaar

Moving the event from November to October has had a positive impact on the annual event.

More than 60 people came out to enjoy this year’s annual Seniors’ Bazaar, hosted by the Ashcroft/Cache Creek Seniors’ Centre, and president Muriel Scallon says that attendance was up over last year.

“It was a good crowd, and there was a very positive atmosphere,” she says, adding that changing the date of the bazaar from the end of November to the end of October probably helped.

“There are just too many things going on before Christmas, and by the end of November people are getting tired. So this year we jumped the gun and went first. It helped to have it a little earlier.”

Attendees enjoyed lunch, goodies, and tea and coffee, as well as a door prize, a raffle, and a silent auction. They also browsed in the craft shop and library across from the seniors’ centre, which is stocked with books, clothes, and homemade crafts of all sorts, many of them made by members of the centre. The shop is open every Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday afternoon from 12:30 to 4 p.m., and is open to anybody.

The bazaar is one of two fundraising events the seniors’ centre holds every year, the other being the Strawberry Tea in April. Scallon says that without these fundraisers, the centre would probably have to close its doors. “And holding these events keeps our name fresh in the community, and lets people know that we’re still here.”

 

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