Gallery: Christmas crafts, Rotarians and auction assist Chesterville Legion’s bottom line

Virginia and Shelly Patenaude sold decorations at the Chesterville Legion's Christmas Craft Show, Nov. 5. The annual event is an important fundraiser for the local Legion branch. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

 

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Dundas County Players Charter Member Elizabeth Barton shows off the group’s new fundraiser ‘nudie’ calendar coinciding with the upcoming production of ‘Calendar Girls,’ at the Chesterville Legion’s Christmas Craft Show, Nov. 5. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

 

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Keith Lewis of Barkley’s Apple Orchard, Morrisburg, at the Chesterville Legion’s Christmas Craft Show, Nov. 5. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

 

Doug Johnson of "Our Creations" displays one of his birdhouses at the Legion's Christmas Craft Show, Nov. 5. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Doug Johnson of “Our Creations” displays one of his birdhouses at the Legion’s Christmas Craft Show, Nov. 5. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

 

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Author Melanie Robertson-King promoted some of her latest titles — including “The Secret of Hillcrest House,” “Shadows From Her Past,” and “Tim’s Magic Christmas —at the Chesterville Legion’s Christmas Craft Show, Nov. 5. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

 

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Among those with tables at the Chesterville Legion’s annual Christmas Craft Show was this pride of Lions. From the Chesterville Club are (from left) Nancy McMahon, Carl Robinson, and Debra Kelly, showing off their annual assortment of fundraiser fruitcakes and cherry cakes ($15 each), and shortbread cookies ($6 each). They were also selling tickets on the Club’s Mike Dean’s Christmas grocery draws (a respective first, second and third prize of $300, $200, and $100). Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

 

Chesterville Rotary Club President Joe Cass presents $400 from the Club to the Chesterville Legion, Nov. 7. Peter Elliott receives the donation on behalf of Legion Branch 434. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Chesterville Rotary Club President Joe Cass presents $400 from the Club to the Chesterville Legion, Nov. 7. Peter Elliott receives the donation on behalf of Legion Branch 434. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

 

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Auctioneer Murray Blair (right) takes a bid during the Chesterville Legion’s Oct. 29 “Raise the Roof” auction of many donated used goods. The event raised thousands of dollars toward replacing the $30,000 spent by the Legion branch recently to install a new steel roof. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

 

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