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Craft sale attracts customers to the street near Kamsack Playhouse

The Christmas in August street craft sale was organized by the Kamsack Playhouse Theatre.

KAMSACK — Around 26 booths containing a variety of goods were part of the Christmas in August street craft sale in Kamsack on Aug. 28, marking the second of a planned annual event.

Although overcast and relatively cool, the rain, aside from a few drops, stayed away until about 2 p.m., allowing customers time to visit all the kiosks and find goods that may end up in colourful wrapping under Christmas trees in a few months.

The rain forced some of the customers to scatter, but some returned before the event was due to close at 3 p.m. 

Organized by the Kamsack Playhouse Theatre, the craft sale, held on a portion of First Street in front of the Playhouse, included Christmas ornaments; honey, pure and flavoured; fresh garden produce; baking; jewelry; home-crafted bags, quilts and socks; Filipino foods; animals wanting to be adopted from Paws and Claws, cosmetics and herbs.

Starting at about 11 a.m., members of the Playhouse committee began cooking and serving burgers, hot dogs, beverages and oversized bags of popcorn.

A rainbow auction added some extra intrigue to the sale.

For two hours, beginning at about noon, Kamsack Polka Pals entertained with their brand of music.

Scott Reilkoff won $124 in the 50/50 draw.

“It was nice to see the community come out to support the theatre again,” said Brenda Wyllychuk, a member of the Playhouse committee. “We received no complaints.

“All-in-all, it was a good day,” she said.