CORNWALL, Ontario – In keeping with the tradition of giving, during the holiday season, the second annual Holy Trinity Christmas Market is hoping to spread the joy, to two great school projects, near and far.
The school’s second annual vendors’ market, to be held on Thursday, Dec. 4, will have something for everyone, said organizer, Angela Pilon.
The event, which has doubled in size since last year, will have 80 vendors of a variety of products, as well as art displays, food, demonstrations and a visit from Princess Anna, from Frozen, who will have her picture taken with the children in attendance.
Proceeds of the event will benefit two school projects.
The first $2000 will be given to the school’s Mission Team for their trip to the Dominican Republic, to work in an orphanage, along with St. Matthew’s and St. Joseph’s, next spring, explained Pilon.
The balance of the proceeds raised will go towards Holy Trinity’s quest for a state-of-the-art eight-lane track.
“This is a new initiative,” said Renee Rozon, principle at Holy Trinity, who explained that this is the beginning of a two-year fundraising project.
The project was launched earlier this fall, with the partnership of many organizations and businesses in the community, at a wine and cheese. “This is just the beginning.”
The school has set a fundraising goal of $500,000 for the track, $90,000 of which has already been raised, through the launch and other events, such as leaf raking, the sale of chocolate bars, dress-down days, among others. There are also plans for a golf tournament, next spring.
“This is something we’re very excited about. It will help our phys-ed classes, out athletics and also the community,” said Rozon.
The Christmas Market will be held from 5 to 8 pm, in the auditorium and the atrium at Holy Trinity. For more information, visit http://christmas market.weebly.com. The first 100 shoppers through the door will receive a free “goodie bag.” A $2 donation, at the door will be greatly appreciated.