Annual Candy Cane Fair at Headwaters this Saturday

November 23, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Local residents will have yet another opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit this coming weekend when the Headwaters Health Care Centre Auxiliary hosts its annual Orangeville Candy Cane Fair.

The fair has long been a staple of the local community and has served as the unofficial kickoff to the holiday season for almost three decades. Pitching up once again in the parking lot at the local hospital out on Rolling Hills Drive, event organizers are hoping this will be the “biggest” Candy Cane Fair yet.

Speaking to the Citizen this week, Headwaters Health Care Centre Auxiliary member Christine Hann said there will be several “fun-filled” events going on throughout the day and encouraged families from across the region to embrace old man winter this Saturday (Nov. 26) and enjoy everything the Candy Cane Fair has to offer.

“The Candy Cane Fair is a family-oriented event designed to help kick-off the holiday season in our community,” Ms. Hann said. “The idea behind the event is to really bring people together for a fun and festive day to help acquaint children to our local hospital.”

She added, “Everyone at the Auxiliary is very excited about this year’s fair. The whole team works tirelessly for months and months in preparation for this event, so we hope all those in attendance really enjoy what we’ve put together this year.”

The fair runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes both a craft and bake sale, face painting, pictures with Santa, twoonie draw, the Candy Cane Raffle and several other “fun” events aimed towards children. The highlight of this year’s fair will once again be the children’s gift shop, according to Hann.

“The Kids Dollar Store, as we like to call it, is going to be fantastic. What we do there is have children aged four and up escorted by their own personal elf shopper to select the perfect gift for a loved one, such as mom, dad and grandparents. We always get such a great response, so we’re excited to bring this back again this year.”

With so many great things on offer, Ms. Hann hopes to see as many people as possible out at the hospital this coming weekend. She noted there would be free parking for those in attendance.

“This is a very popular event and it really does draw quite a large crowd. Families love this event and return year after year as part of their Christmas tradition, so we’re hoping to see event more friendly faces than we saw last year. The fair is celebrating its 28th anniversary this year, so there’s a lot of history there. We’re just looking forward to another great event.

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