Festival of Trees-2017
- Published: Saturday, 27 January 2018 04:02
This fall, ten of our LOWAC members got together at TA Collegiate to make decorations for LOW Kenora Community Foundation's Festival of Trees. The schedule for the Fun Monday activity was posted on our calendar, and any member interested could attend the sessions held Monday evenings between 7 and 9 pm at Thomas Aquinas High School.
For most of us, the evenings involved learning a craft we had never attempted before. Thanks to Alice Avison for her materials and her time teaching us to make the felted ornaments we decorated our tree with. Each felted ball had a hand done needled design to highlight the Festival's "A Kenora Christmas" theme and our tree was named "A Walk in the Woods", as birds and animals of Northern Ontario were portrayed. Felted candycanes, balls with needled designs of holly, a "Kenora Dinner Jacket" quilted tree skirt and a jolly felted Santa head- on a star covered in our famous black and red checkers completed our contribution. The gala was a fun event and perfect beginning to the December Christmas season as it was heald on November 30th in the Seven Generations auditorium. Our tree was a top seller at $1200. Apparently one of the attendees also fell in love with a special felted decoration and donated an extra $200 to the purchaser- who then gave her ornament she liked so much. A great sory indeed! And thank you again to everyone who was involved in this community fundraiser.