BY RACHEL ROY
Whether you were looking for some pretty jewelry or you were craving some baked treats, Trinity Village delivered.
Trinity Village is a non-profit retirement facility in Kitchener owned and operated by Lutheran Homes.
Recently, Trinity Village held their annual craft show for the holidays.
The show had vendors selling jewelry, knitted hats and gloves, scarves, baked goods and decorations.
They were also selling a lunch consisting of pulled pork sandwiches and soup.
In 2014 organizers had a specific project in mind for the proceeds.
Maria Menounos, the program director at Trinity Village, said funds from their many events have been going toward a new mobility bus, which will take residents on outings.
“Our old bus broke down so much that it was quite costly to keep it on the road,” said Judy McKnight, volunteer co-ordinator. “By having a new one and fundraising for the new one it’ll be better for everyone.”
Residents and their families are excited about the new bus and are looking forward to travelling around to local events.
“We’re very close to our goal,” Menounos said. “We are about $25,000 short but with donations coming in I think we are going to achieve our goal very soon.”
Although raising money is great and it’s exciting for the workers, volunteers and residents to be getting a new bus, some people just enjoy going to the craft show.
Dianne Rath enjoys attending these type of events with her mother and father because they give them the chance to do something together.
“I think they’re marvelous” Rath said.
“They bring in people from the community and for me it is something I get to do with my mom when I come to visit.”