Shoppers enjoy sunny weather during spring sale

Last Saturday ended up being the perfect time to host a spring sale at the Ponoka Legion with crafters and shoppers

Millie Schmidt has a look at some fancy clothes with help from Julie Manary Saturday

Millie Schmidt has a look at some fancy clothes with help from Julie Manary Saturday

Last Saturday ended up being the perfect time to host a spring sale at the Ponoka Legion with crafters and shoppers filling up the main auditorium in sunny and warm weather.

The event was hosted by Arie Guthrie, who said she wanted to give home-based crafters and businesses a chance to get into spring with a fun sale. As the owner of a home-based business, Guthrie said she has always had a challenge finding a venue to sell her wares, so rather than wait, she decided to host her own. “It turned out pretty good,” she added.

Guthrie decided to go with crafters and businesses that people would not normally see at a show and it appeared to have drawn a large crowd of happy spring shoppers.

“At shows, there’s always the same typical, standard ones (vendors), but this one I brought in a lot of people that haven’t advertised online. I had to do a lot of digging to find them,” said Guthrie.

“Everybody is really nice and happy to be here,” she added.

Guthrie feels springtime is an ideal time to host a show and she hopes to host more in the future.

She has other show days intended to benefit food banks planned for the near future in Millet; one on Mother’s Day and one in June.