Rain, rain, go away…bring the sun on Saturday!
It might be raining today but no matter the weather, we know the sun will be shining at the Drayton arena on Saturday. We are expecting a lovely ‘day at the beach’ with lots of laughter, fun and fellowship.
We hope some people will drop in to visit, too, even though they might not be adept in the art of scrapbooking or cardmaking. For a $5 donation to Ovarian Cancer Canada (OCC) Winner’s Walk of Hope, visitors can have a cup of coffee (tea, juice, pop) along with a snack, browse Vendor Alley, check out the silent auction, the OCC table and books by Canadian authors. So if you know of anyone who would like to drop in for a visit, then tell them about this walk-in option!🙂
Participants can also sign up for a half day ‘at the beach,’ too, for $20. (9-noon or 1 to 5.) ‘Course, you’ll miss out on our great hot/cold picnic lunch and all the fun that will happen before or after! But we still promise you a great half day of fun, fun, fun!
Now for some exciting news. Not only do we have great stores in our Vendor Alley, we have a well-stocked and incredibly interesting onsite scrapbooking supply store joining us once again.
First Choice Trophies and Scrapbooking returns! This fine Listowel business, owned and operated by Tracey deWeerd has been serving the community and beyond for 13 years.
Tracey is not shy about sharing her passion for preserving memories. After 25 years of marriage to her hubby Jeff and having had the thrill of raising her three fine lads and one charming daughter, Tracey has collected many memories along the way.
“We are very much a faith based family and love all the challenges God throws our way!” Tracey said when asked to share a little about her life beyond her business.
Tracey enjoys being busy, as evidenced by her constant involvement in the community.
“I help out with the scrapbooking at the fair. I teach [at] 4-H clubs. I have hosted birthday parties. [I] hold classes in the store. – attend CHA shows, Scrapfest, various crops, and host our own Harvest Crop in October.”
Obviously Tracey is no stranger to hard work! I’m exhausted just writing out this list.
We are thrilled she has agreed to be our official onsite scrapbooking supply store again this year. Tracey has product of interest to all levels of scrappers including B0-Bunny (one of her favourites,) Kaisier Craft, Bazzill, Basic Grey and more. Make sure you stop by and check out her great wares!
I asked Tracey to say a few words about why she is attending Zeal for Teal.
“…well, I met this amazing young lady (Amanda) who was so supportive of the cause for her mothers sake…[then]when I met her mother at the first crop and heard her story, I was inspired. If we could only all be so positive and blessed even in times of despair…”
How sweet is that? People like Tracey motivate me into counting my blessings daily.
Tracey went on to share her heart…”Life is good …and so we celebrate LIFE. What better way to do this than in a room of supportive women, who can laugh, cry and share with each other while doing what they love.”
We can’t wait to see Tracey again and yes, we do suggest you pop by and say a great big ‘howdy’ to our delightful First Choice Trophies and Scrapbooking rep (oh, and to Candice, her daughter who is joining us again and will be helping Mom in the process!)
Yes, Tracey…you are right. Life is good. And we are so looking forward to sampling a little of that goodness on Saturday, June 26, at Zeal for Teal.🙂 See you all there!