St Luke’s raises funds with attic treasures

Photo courtesy of Barb Prescott.
 on June 4, 2024

On Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., St Luke’s, Cedar Hill  and Vintage Fashion Showcase (VFS) held a new fundraising venture called Attic Treasures Vintage Market. This was similar to the version we had planned to hold in 2020 before all public gatherings had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. A small planning committee was formed from St Luke’s and VFS. Vintage vendors were approached and before long, all of the 8’ x 8’ spaces and single tables had been rented.

The parish hall was organized on the Thursday evening and bunting was put up to decorate the hall inside and out. On Friday, it was full steam ahead for setup: St. Luke’s and VFS during the day, and the vendors from 7 to 9 p.m.

Market day arrived and quite a few early birds paid a premium ($10) to be given entry at 9 a.m., giving them an hour to browse before the general opening at 10 a.m. when the entry fee was $5. Coloured tickets were used to tally attendance and we found that we had 582 customers — an excellent turnout!


St Luke’s sold both old and new items in the front half of the room. The other half of the room featured racks of clothing sold by Vintage Fashion Showcase members. As well, a small sealed-bid auction was positioned along one side of the hallway. Many sellers wore vintage outfits to add to the fun.

All the vendors were very pleased and complimentary about our facilities and the organization of the event, and expressed the hope that it become an annual event. The event was very successful and raised a total of $4,623.60 for St Luke’s, Cedar Hill. It was hard work but lots of fun!

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