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Submitted by Jennifer Boots

The Kawehnoke Recreation Center held their Annual Spirit of Christmas Wreath Auction and Craft Fair on December 1 and December 2. This year the committee decided to try a drop ticket raffle instead of a silent auction to see if we would attract more people. There were 218 people that purchased tickets for the 22 wreaths, trees and plants. There were 450 people in attendance for the two-day event. We would like to thank the Craft Vendors for their participation this year. There are so many beautiful, unique and talented artisans in our community and neighboring city. We would also like to thank the local media, CKON Radio and Indian Time Newspaper for all the coverage for this event. The volunteers who helped tirelessly to clean, coordinate, decorate and help in every way before, during and after the event, a SPECIAL NIAWENKO:WA to all of you, Pauline, Charlene, Gloria, Sara, Barbara, Terri, Mamie, Tracey, Fred, Jay, Dean and his boys. The Kawehnoke Recreation Center raised over $3500 in the wreath auction. Lastly, we would like to thank all the people and local businesses who donated to the Recreation; without all of you this event would not have been possible. The following is a list of people and businesses that donated to the Annual Wreath Auction and the Happy Winners. The Door Prize of a gorgeous pink decorated wreath was Leona Delormier.

Victoria & Rebecca Thompson donated In Loving Memory of Noah & Philomena Thompson, winner Connie Thompson

CKON Radio & the Akwesasne Communications Society donated The Magic of the Season Never Ends for Our Pets and Friends, winner Annette Seymour

Betty, Meme, & Sara David donated In Memory of Peter Benedict, winner Gina Jones Thompson

Char Cook, Angie Thompson, Lindsay Day & Leena Hill donated In Loving Memory of Landon, winner Louise Thompson

The Barnes Family donated Nature’s Tree Memorial for Barbara Barnes, winner Rebecca Thompson

Annie McDonald donated In Loving Memory of Hilda, Katie & Paul Caldwell, winner Bryn Gwin Bero

Gloria Thompson, Joann Swamp, Becky Bero donated In Loving Memory of Barbara Barnes, winner April Thompson

Purple Ribbon Gift Shop donated Hiawatha Belt Theme, winner Sandra Boots

Wilfred, Terri, Wes, Taylor, Patti, Sheyenne, Ciara & Karonhiakwas donated In Loving Memory of Mary Bova, winner Reen Cook

Snye Recreation Center donated Santa Stops Here Sleigh, winner Rachel Oakes

Roger, Abby, Jenna, Clayden & Quinten donated In Loving Memory of Faye Mitchell, winner Betty David

Kawehnoke Recreation donation, winner Sandra Boots

Pat & Buster Benedict donations, winner Debbie Thomas

Gloria Thompson donation, winner Kelly Jackson

Bernadine, Jenny & Jerry donated In Loving Memory of Joseph & Barbara Boots, winner Becky Bero

Anonymous donation In Loving Memory of Linda Hopps, winner Betty David

Girlies Accessories donated Sunglasses hidden within a Wreath

Akwesasne Kateri Circle donation, winner Denise Leaf

Rosemarie White & family donation In Loving Memory of Minnie and Angus Delormier, winner Lori Thomas

The Seymour Family In Memory of their Family, winner Rhonda Adams


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