Glass Christmas ornaments raise funds for Salvation Army

Creations made locally and will be auctioned until Nov. 28

Allan Asaph of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce makes a glass ornament as part of a fundraiser for the Salvation Army.

Allan Asaph of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce makes a glass ornament as part of a fundraiser for the Salvation Army.

An auction of glass Christmas tree ornaments is being held until Nov. 28 to raise money for the Salvation Army.

The event began on Nov. 1, when several community leaders gathered at the Glass Hive Studio off Mt. Lehman Road in Abbotsford to create the ornaments.

These people included Mayor Bruce Banman, Ingrid Epp of The Reach Gallery Museum, Allan Asaph of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, Deb Lowell of the Salvation Army, Tammi Lusk of the Abbotsford News and others.

The group has taken the finished ornaments back to their workplaces, where they will gather auction bids on the items.

After two weeks, the ornaments and bids will return to the Glass Hive Studio (30273 Canary Court) and will be displayed for the public to bid on.

Bids will also be accepted over the phone at 604-615-6902.

The last chance to bid on the items is at 4:55 p.m. on Nov. 28, when the highest bidders will be notified.

Photos of the creations will also be posted on the Facebook page “The Salvation Army Centre of Hope – Abbotsford” and on Twitter @AbbySallyAnn.