Straiton Community Hall hosts craft and market sale

A historic hall is hosting a craft and market sale Nov. 12, in order to raise funds for continuous projects and new cultural exhibits.

A builder

A builder

A historic hall is hosting a craft and market sale Nov. 12, in order to raise funds for continuous projects and new cultural exhibits.

Dating back to 1950, the Straiton Community Hall has been a constant fixture for those in the surrounding community, some of whom have had families  living there for nearly 100 years.

The wood used to build the arch-shaped framing for Straiton Hall, 4698 Upper Sumas Mtn Rd., was cut at a mill operated by Charlie and Cliff MacKenzie in the winter of 1950.

The community hall  would not be completed until 1958.

The sale is in support of the town’s history, with proceeds going towards a showcase that will include the stories of families past and present from Straiton.

But it is also in celebration of new development planned for the Sumas Mountain area, and how that will offer new opportunities for residents.

Most recently, hall staff have been focussed on creating a more multi-use facility for children and families, buying new sports equipment for kids fun fair games.

But before the programs can start, the hall needs a face-lift, which will be funded by the money raised at the event.

The sale happens Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will include an array of Christmas gift ideas, collectibles, jewelry, and other crafts.

Call Lynn Wright at 604-852-4278 for more information.