10 000 VILLAGES WRAPS UP THE SEASON

This year the annual craft sale sold $5,400 on the first day, an amazing feat for a small community. Organizer Carl Poff said there were people lined up waiting to shop when the fair opened at 9:00 am on Friday morning. Total sales this year was $8770 with expenses totalling less than $300. All the money raised goes back to crafters in third world countries which allows them to make a decent wage and support their families.

Volunteers for 2007 were Nellie Meredith, Delores and Bob Norman, Crys and Larry White, Diane and Wayne Perry and their three daughters, Shirley Fry, Eric and Prudence Mueller, George Hartford, Florence Stirling, Michele Burton, Mary Buist, and Carol and Warren Poff. The library staff also gave generously of their time.

The Ten Thousand Villages is run by the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). Their philosophy, and the work they do is on their website at www.mcc.org.