Guests entering the PAC Christmas Market were greeted by Rebecca Schultze and her students singing carols and playing guitar.

Rossland Summit School PAC raises money with Christmas market

The Rossland Summit School PAC held its first annual Christmas Market on Wednesday.

There was a festive feeling in the air at Rossland Summit School on Wednesday, Nov. 18, as the Parent Advisory Council hosted its first annual Christmas Market.

The PAC decided to hold the market to help raise money to compensate for cuts to BC education.

“A lot funding has been cut, [and] lots of students come to us asking for field trip money, gym equipment, pretty much anything towards the school, computers …. They come to use to see if we have the money to support them,” said Keri-Lynn Prough, co-chair of PAC.

The market featured a number of vendors selling everything from handmade coat racks made from hockey sticks to handmade soaps and oils.

Each vendor paid a table fee, and PAC also collected $2 entry fees and donations to the door prize.

Community music teachers and their students, and the J.L. Crowe Secondary School Band provided music throughout the evening, greeting market goers as they came in.

Attendance at the event was strong, and Prough hopes that PAC will be able to run a Christmas market again next year, building on this first success.

“We’re hoping to make it annual, so just watch for our flyers next year,” she said.


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