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Craft show helps spread Community Cheer

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By Nick Seebruch
Craft show helps spread Community Cheer
Pictured from left-to-right are members of Cornwall Community Cheer: Daniell MacNeil, Angie Bisson, Debbie Duval and Karen Bisaillon (Nick Seebruch/ Seaway News).

SOUTH GLENGARRY, Ontario – Cornwall Community Cheer held their annual Craft and Vendor Show at Holy Trinity on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019.

The event saw roughly 90 vendors as well as around a dozen tables that were donated to local community organizations.

Debbie Duval of Cornwall Community Cheer said that she hoped the event raised around $2,000 and estimated that they had already hit that target by around 2 p.m. on Saturday.

“We don’t really do this for the money though,” Duval said. “We keep the fees cheap so that the vendors can enjoy it as well.”

Duval explained that the money that Community Cheer raises through the event goes 100 per cent back into the community.

“We spread kindness through one act at a time and we encourage others to pay it forward,” she said.

She said that often around Christmas, members of Cornwall Community Cheer would use the money raised to pay bills at stores for strangers.

“The hardest time of year is usually around Christmas,” said Duval. “I’ve been cried over more times than I can count.”

Duval said that in the New Year, they are hoping to hold more events, including a geo-cache hunt.

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