Ladies night at Central Builders

From tool selection to making holiday bows, local ladies learned it all

Lise Verboom shows how to make the perfect holiday bow.

Several Oceanside women got to operate power tools and create some fun projects as Central Builders’ Home Building Centre hosted a ladies night November 30.

Store manager Nick Martin said they had 170 ladies attend the event, which included hands-on projects and tool demonstrations. Martin said assistant store manager Judith Wall did a great job organizing the event and they have received great feedback from those who attended.

“People had a fantastic time. I greeted people on the way in and on the way out and the comments were positive. It felt good to be part of a fun night,” he stated.

The evening included several work stations where staff demonstrated all sorts of household projects including how to tile a backsplash and winterize your home.

The attendees left with goodie bags and those who got busy took home a Christmas swag that they were shown how to decorate step by step and cedar tea light holders they created from start to finish.

Martin said the swags and the tea light holders were a big hit with 150 of each of the projects completed by the women they hosted.

For the tea light project the ladies had several work stations to visit to complete their pieces including a drill press station, pin nailer and gluing station, staining and drying station and stamping station.

The Christmas swag project involved learning how to make a bow and while some ladies — including this reporter — were all thumbs, others were quick to fashion a stunning holiday creation.


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