Letter to the editor 4, Dec. 10, 2015
What a fantastic weekend November 28-29 for the greater Hudson Saint-Lazare region and the nineteen students going on a humanitarian trip to Mexico to help a small community rebuild their health center. This year’s annual Christmas craft fair organized by Susan Donnelly AKA, The pajama Lady was for the benefit of the Westwood Senior High School International Development Project (IDP), coordinated by Kerry O’Reilly. Local and regional crafters with unique products showed their wares as the student volunteers, helped advertise, set up and take down, greet, serve and sell raffle tickets. The students were supported by their parents, family and friends.
The Krafty Kafe, with their own local talented volunteer chef’s, served a delicious lunch to everyone with rave reviews. Several hundred residents came out to show their support with dozens of prize winners. Over $2600 was raised this weekend, making it the highest earning fundraiser for IDP to date.
The Westwood IDP students would like to thank Susan for offering them this wonderful opportunity as well as the multitude of local merchants who generously donated the raffle prizes. They would like to equally thank the volunteers, crafters and residents of our community for their Christmas craft support and Wish them ALL a Happy, Healthy and Festive Holiday Season.
Susan, Kerry & Westwood Senior IDP Students