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They came, they shopped, they laughed Christmas at Presqu'ile

      Photo credit Karen Longwell

Carolyn and Joan have every reason to look happy. They sold more of our famous rum cake than ever before at the five days of Christmas at Presqu'ile.

All of our hard working elves did similar as almost 4000 people came through the Christmas house and purchased the wonderful products from our 130 Canadian artisans. With good weather, the event was an all around great success and will help fund our educational programmes through 2012, thank you shoppers.

Visitors came from far and wide: Vancouver, the Yukon, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia to name a few. Wow the word is getting out there.

On the final Sunday we did the draws for all of our raffles and the winners are as follows.

2011 Annual Raffle:

Laura Payette, Bolton, ON? framed original by Lisa Farrell, this painting of the lighthouse was completed by Lisa during her summer as Artist in the Park.

The wonderful donated prizes for Christmas at Presqu'ile:

Doris Howes, Deseronto, ON - Eternity Turtle

Gayle Chow, Consecon, ON- Cardinal on a Snowy Branch

Andrea Reid,Brighton, ON- Intarsia Lighthouse

Nikki Lance, Brighton, ON- Raphael, a Woodland Santa

The winner of the Free Lucky Draw is Karen Boundy, Brighton - Chocolate Shoe.

Congratulations to all our winners and once again all proceeds support The Friends' projects in Presqu'ile Park. As a 100% volunteer organisation over 98% of all funds raised are reinvested in projects.