The annual Mennonite Fall Fair was held today at the Civic Centre, and before the doors opened there was a lineup to get at all the exciting items at hand!
I’ve never been to the Mennonite fair, but I was sold as soon as I heard perogies! Little known fact, perogies are my favourite home cooked meal! But it’s not just about the perogies of course, it’s about what they give from the support handed to them! The event is more of a big garage sale, as people within the mennonite community bring arts, crafts, used items, new items and much more. The amazing thing about the entire thing is that NINETY percent of funds raised will be going towards a community in Syria in many different aspects surrounding childhood education!
The coolest thing is the Ten Thousand Villages section of the fair. What makes that section up is handmade crafts made by third world countries to provide to events like these. But the people who provide these items are well looked after and make a liveable wage, ad it is a comfortable environment in which these items are crafted!
There was also fresh produce, blooming plants for sale, as well as a variety of baked goods! There was also live entertainment as a band played and echoed throughout the Civic Centre!
There of course was the delectable food offerings such as the borsch soup, sausage on a bun, and the cherry on top, the cherry pie with a dollop of ice cream!