Event a success at many levels

While our first Hope For Kids Charity Children’s Swap Meet was not too successful in numbers, it was successful in the numbers of businesses and people able to connect and interact with one another.

Editor: The Standard

While our first Hope For Kids Charity Children’s Swap Meet was not too successful in numbers, it was successful in the numbers of businesses and people able to connect and interact with one another. And it did raise some money for the Children’s Hospital as intended. Lemon Tree Events and the Hope Eagles co-sponsored this event to kick off hopefully the start of many Children’s Swap Meets.

I remember what it was like to have to stretch a budget and still be able to buy quality clothing and items for growing children, so I decided to put on one charity event per year and possibly two regular swap meets per year to help parents out, as well as give parents a venue to sell clothing and toys.

We also had some wonderful informational displays and sales tables set up, including Lisa Berry Photography, Naomi Blom from Monkey and Turtle Children’s Wear, Tim Larson from Camp Squeah, Arly Doyle from Pages Book Store and the Fraser Cascade Literacy Center, and Pharmasave’s Mike McLoughlin who was there to inform parents of children’s over the counter medication. Also attending was Hope Crime Prevention to carry out their vitally critical Child ID Program, and Charlene Cameron and Darlene Bosche who had a personal table featuring beautiful children’s items.

Tamara Toivanen and friends from Positively Puppets performed three shows and helped children make their very own puppets. She had a very large and beautiful puppet theatre set up. And of course we can’t forget the funny clown and Spiderman who dropped in.

Contact the Hope Eagles and Lemon Tree Events for more Children’s Swap Meets and Eagles events in the Hope area.


Darlene Boucher, of Lemon Tree Events, on behalf of the Hope Eagles #2690

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