Langley seniors centre abuzz with holiday fair

The Langley Seniors Resource Centre was packed like a Christmas turkey for the Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday.

In addition to more than 50 vendors there were treats, draws, a passport program stamped as people visit the different booths, and draws.

But the highlight was the special guests – Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus with a festive display in the auditorium.

Proceeds from the draws and from table rentals pay for seniors’ programs, with craft sales supporting community artisans and crafters.

The annual Memory Tree is up throughout the holiday season and the public can stop by to participate. For a donation, people can hang an ornament on the tree in memory of a deceased loved one. The tree is a fundraiser for the centre’s bathing program. Fraser Health stopped funding the program a few years ago and the centre fundraises to pay for it. The program provides baths for people would could not otherwise wash themselves whether to due age or infirmity.

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The public can stop by the Langley Seniors Resource Centre during the holidays for its memory tree. Each year for a donation, people hang decorations with the names of deceased loved ones. All funds from the tree go to the centre’s bathing program which is no longer funded by Fraser Heath. LSRC board vice chair Lee Douglas said the bathing program relies entirely on donations. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Mrs. Claus and Santa wandered through the Langley Seniors Resource Centre Christmas Craft Fair on Nov. 25 before settling down in the auditorium to visit with kids of all ages. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Dryden and Rowan Williamson had a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Langley Seniors Resource Centre Christmas Craft Fair on Nov. 25. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

The Langley Seniors Resource Centre is a busy place as people check out the Christmas Craft Fair as well as visit Santa, enter raffles, and enjoy treats. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Cheryl Bulycz sold lots of hand-knit Santa hats but is mostly known as the Dryer Ball Lady, another of her crafty items at her booth Nov. 25 at the Langley Seniors Resource Centre Christmas Craft Fair. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

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