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Creative Tables is a cause worth supporting

The Creative Tables fundraiser is a popular annual event held in Arcola.
Creative Tables in Arcola
The Creative Table host decorates her table with a welcoming theme for her guests.

ARCOLA - Creative Tables will be able to hold their fundraising event after two years away.

This year’s Creative Tables will be held on Oct. 13at the Arcola Prairie Place Complex, with doors opening at 5 p.m.

Around 300 tickets have been sold, so there is still room and time to get a ticket. If you are interested in attending, contact organizer Darlene Olsen at 306-577-8087. Tickets are available until Oct. 2.

The idea of the Creative Table began around 2007, when Olsen, who is from the Arcola area, conceived the idea. Olsen remains the organizer of the event.

Olsen has been involved with the Look Good, Feel Good program for 29 years. This program is for women that have dealt with or have cancer.

The Look Good, Feel Good workshop is held once a month for two hours in Regina, giving these women a chance to be with other women that have experienced the same issues.

“These women often feel sad and alone,” Olsen said.

This program offers skin care products that can be used for those that have dealt with cancer, as not all products are safe for them to use. It gives them a chance to feel beautiful and glamorous.

These monthly workshops are held across Canada at 114 separate locations.

At one time a fashion show was organized in March, but it was held in Regina as a fundraiser and often women from the area would attend, but weather could create an issue.

The Creative Tables was held in the fall. Olsen decided to go full force with the idea, and began to iron out the bumps, which now has turned into a successful yearly event.

The idea was for a host to book a table for eight to 10 guests or friends. The host will decorate the table from a tablecloth, place settings, and create a theme that would be fun and welcoming.

At one time the women brought their own meal and served it, but now the event is catered.

This year the caterers are coming from Lampman and according to Olsen, they are highly recommended.

Three speakers are lined up as well. Nancy Parker, Sherry Zacharias and Tammy Riddell will all take turns on the microphone. They are all teachers and have taught in the Arcola area.

While the evening is filled with food, socializing and speakers, there will also be a silent auction.


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