Alberta Newspaper Group
The Foremost Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to host one of its big events of the year — but it’s not without the help of the community.
The annual Craft and Tradeshow is being held once again this year, running from 1-7:30 p.m. on Nov. 28 at the Foremost Community Hall.
“We’re over 40 vendors now and we just did the measuring to make sure everyone is going to fit,” said one of the event’s organizers, Heather Walsh. “We’re at full capacity, which is amazing.”
Walsh says there’s going to be a big selection of vendors.
“We have everything from soup to nuts, soaps, crafts, makeup, jewelry — you name it, I think we have it,” she said.
Walsh says the event wouldn’t happen without the support of the Foremost community.
“Our local dance group is serving supper — money raised there will support the club,” she said. “We’ve got volunteers all over the place to make this happen. We’ve got our 4-H group coming in to help us with cleaning up tables. The local high school is sending some kids out to help with setup of the tables.
“Pretty much everything in Foremost is a community effort and this is no different — it’s always great to see lots of people come together to make things happen.”
Walsh says the tradeshow is a good chance for people to show off their products.
“These are a lot of home-based businesses,” she said. “We do this around this time of year for Christmas shopping — it’s a good chance for people to buy local and support people in their community.
“This helps people know what products are available in their own back yard and to make those contacts for the rest of the year.”
Walsh is hopeful the a couple hundred people will turn out to the event.
More information can be found by calling the chamber.