CORNWALL, Ontario – Bad weather and rainy conditions did not stop the Salem United Church, located in Summerstown, from hosting a warm and welcoming fundraiser on Saturday afternoon.
The Fall Fair Big Event took place in the church’s basement and main level back room, and featured local vendors selling everything from homemade crafts, to vintage clothes, to homemade baked goods.
Lancaster’s The Soap Shop was onsite, selling homemade bath bombs and novelty soaps made with all natural ingredients. Owner Susan Bourck was enjoying her first time at the fair.
“I love it! A lot of people have been coming in and everyone is very friendly. You have the whole community coming out today and it’s really nice to see”.
The church’s basement was filled with shoppers, visitors, and those grabbing a bite to eat from the canteen. President of the United Church of Women, Arlene Kentell, has been organizing the event for many years was pleased with how many people showed up.
“The turnout has been great this year and I think that because it’s been raining people can’t stay home and do their yard work so they’re coming out to enjoy all the great things we’re offering here”.
Mia Robertson was attending the fair for the first time and was thoroughly impressed, “What everyone is doing and what is available to buy is so unique and there’s such a great blend of different things”
“I am happy we came and I would definitely come back next year” she added.
In its 38th year, the Fall Fair is held annually to raise money for the quaint church along Highway 2, which formed its union in 1925.