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Christmas market draws 14 vendors: enthusiastic shoppers

Borden and Radisson News: Friendship Club hosts Christmas dinner, ham and turkey bingo
Christmas display
The village of Borden and RM of Great Bend invite residents to decorate their outdoor spaces for a contest, with online voting open Dec. 12 to 19.

BORDEN ‑ The Borden Farmers Market held their Christmas sale on Nov. 27 in the Borden Community Centre with a great many shoppers out to purchase items from the 14 vendors.

Offering baking were Eileen Petrun, Kathy Young and Marie Polischuk. Ann Kostiuk had knitting and baking and Ken and Ruth Serack had their perogies and cabbage rolls. Joann Neil displayed articles of sewing and quilting and Karen Kerr offered jams, jellies, plants and crafts. Ally Zidkovitch of Great Bend Acres had preserves and a variety of Christmas crafts. Debbie Lawes sold special jewelry. Nicky Vender represented Living Books and ABC Pedlars sold baking, preserves and crafts. Diane Klein sold Avon and Kelsi Chudy had barn board décor and porch/home signs. From Nerdy Neighbours there was a variety of canned goods (jams, jellies, relishes).

Bev Assman and Heather Penner had an information table regarding Forever in Motion exercises, which they lead every Monday and Thursday at 10 am in the Borden Seniors’ Room.

Condolences are extended to Bob Wardhaugh and family on the passing of Annie Wardhaugh on Nov. 16 at the age of 80. Ann is survived by husband Bob, four children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in Borden Dec. 8.

Sympathy also to Archie Wainwright and family on the passing of Peggy Wainwright at the age of 79. Peggy is survived by her husband Archie, four children, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her memorial service was Nov. 30 in the Borden Community Centre. Rev Sheldon Carr officiated at both services with the Borden Friendship Club serving lunch.

The Village of Borden and RM of Great Bend are sponsoring a Christmas light contest. Displays should be in place by Dec. 10 and voting will take place online or at Borden post office Dec. 12 to 19.

Also coming up is the Borden Friendship Club Christmas dinner Dec. 9 in the Community Centre with special entertainment and a turkey meal for close to 70 members catered to by the Borden Community Centre Preservation Committee. Dec. 15 is a ham and turkey bingo at the Friendship Centre at 7 p.m. Both these events will be asking for proof of vaccination or negative test and masks are mandatory.

Borden School students will be going around the village Christmas caroling Dec. 15 from 1 to2 p.m. School closes for the holidays Dec. 17 and begins again Jan. 4.