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Fair-sized crowd at the Living Local Fair

Becky Thompson and Sharyl Eastabrooks kept busy at their information booth, at the Living Local Fair of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School, over the January 18 weekend. The two are part of the Sauvons notre lac/Save Our Lake group, trying to draw public attention to Quarry Lake.  — photo Gregg Chamberland
Becky Thompson and Sharyl Eastabrooks kept busy at their information booth, at the Living Local Fair of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School, over the January 18 weekend. The two are part of the Sauvons notre lac/Save Our Lake group, trying to draw public attention to Quarry Lake.
photo Gregg Chamberland
The weather outside was either bitter cold or snowy, but inside St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School there was a big crowd, hot to see what was on display at the Living Local Fair.

The cafeteria and outer hallway/foyer areas were packed Saturday morning and afternoon, during the January 18 weekend, with display booths featuring local foodstuffs, handmade crafts, and information kiosks for non-profit and community groups trying to educate the public about local projects, programs, and issues.

photo Gregg Chamberlain

The Living Local Fair has become annual tradition at the school, through a joint community partnership agreement between fair organizers and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario. Students at St. Thomas Aquinas have a chance to fill some of the community hours quotient for their school curriculum, by serving as volunteers during the fair.