UPDATE: Festival of Treasures is back in Southampton

The popular Festival of Treasures is back again at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on High Street in Southampton and more items have been coming in daily.

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This summer marks that 9th annual St. Paul’s Festival of Treasures that raises funds for community charities. Last year, 2022, was the return of in-person shopping following Covid and the Festival raised an incredible $5,700 that was divided among the Salvation Army Food Bank, Saugeen First Nation Food Bank and PRANCE Equestrian centre.

The saying goes that “one person’s no longer needed items may be another’s treasures”, so the entire community has been invited to participate, by donating no-longer-needed treasures.  The Church will be accepting donations until Thursday, August 3rd.

The Festival runs Friday, August 4th (6PM-8PM) and Saturday, August 5th (9AM-1PM).  As anyone who has attended the Festival in the past knows, the early-bird opening on Friday is the height of treasure shopping ($5 admission).

Then, Saturday begins with the ever-popular Bake table where people line up for the home-baked goods.

Among the treasures are antiques and collectibles, a special Christmas area and the popular ‘Jewelry and Jacket’ boutique along with household items, exquisite crystal and china and, of course, toys for the kids and books to while away a summer’s day.

                                                                        A room filled with treasures …

There are also the Silent Auction items and, this year’s feature item is a beautiful framed original watercolour by the late renowned artist, Peri Jolley.

When the community comes together to share its treasures, it’s a win-win for everyone …  so, go through your treasures that others may enjoy!