Langford Legion pulls off crafty fundraiser

Annual Legion Ladies Auxiliary event helps women’s groups

Lynn St. Laurent of Langford holds up one of her freshly baked pies

Holiday decorating and fashion ideas of all kinds were featured at the annual Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 Christmas Craft Sale, Sunday at the Prince Edward branch on Station Avenue in Langford.

One of the most popular tables to visit over the years has been that of Langford crafter and baker Lynn St. Laurent.

“I’m well-known for my baking,” she said, as the event was nearly wrapping up.

“It just never stopped today. This is such a well-done show, it’s well organized.”

St. Laurent has been setting up her vendor’s table inside the Legion for this sale for the past 19 years.

That’s five years or so longer than Trudine Wilson and Gail Graham, of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary’s ways and means committee, have been jointly organizing the pre-holiday seasonal event.

“It’s been a great turnout,” Wilson said. “And the tables are all already booked for next year.”

Not only did the 36 vendors have their goods for sale, the Legion Ladies held a silent auction and tea to help raise money for a variety of non-profit agencies in the area.

Those included the Goldstream Food Bank, the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre, the Cridge Centre for the Family and Victoria Women’s Transition House.

In past years the fundraiser aspect of the sale has generated around $200 for each of the groups, Wilson said.

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