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Treasures galore at Knox United in Parksville

Annual Knox fair should have something for just about everyone
Coordinator Margaret Walburton and leader Mary Allison Bell sort through garage sale items at Knox.

Treasures of all descriptions are being lined up inside and out of Knox United Church in Parksville, as organizers prepare for their 8th annual Fall Fair this Saturday. People can expect interesting antiques, stacks of books, jewelry, gently-used clothing, furniture and more. Outside booths open at 8 a.m. and people can make their way inside at 8:30 a.m. Locally grown produce, baking and refreshments will be available as well as breakfast, lunch and Fair-trade coffee.

Entertainment kicks off around 10:30 and will see Gerry Barnum and his Phil Harmonics Jug Band Orchestra, as well as vocalist Les Wheaton, musician Debbie Ryan and the popular Rainbow Stew Cloggers.

There will be free children activities on-site including a story tent, some bubbles, coloring and face painting. There will be a silent auction and, in keeping with church practices of discouraging bottled water, there will be free distribution of tap water.

Admission to the grounds is free on Saturday but donations to assist with Knox’s programs is appreciated.

The fair runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday Sept. 15 at Knox United Church, located at the corner of Pym and Humphrey streets. A shuttle bus will take people from Ballenas High School to the church for free, and parking will be available on-site for disabled persons and parents with infants. Please leave pets at home. For more information visit or call 250-248-3927.