10th Annual Lonsdale Showcase is a crowning achievement

The Lonsdale Ambassadors were on hand for the Lonsdale Showcase Business Expo held at Lonsdale Packaging on Saturday, March 2. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and organized by the Lonsdale Area Chamber of Commerce. (From left) Princess Kelsey Simon, Little Ambassador Amanda Boyer, Miss Lonsdale Lexi Turgeon and Princess Emily Shimota fit Harmony Christensen, 5, with a crown of her very own. To see more photos, click the Blue Button at the bottom of the page for more photos. (Lori Nickel Photo)


More than 1,000 visitors stopped by Lonsdale Packaging on Saturday, March 2, to see it once again transformed into the Lonsdale Showcase Business Expo. The tenth annual event was organized by the Lonsdale Area Chamber of Commerce and showcased a variety of businesses in home and garden, health and wellness, finance, churches, schools and preschools, food, gifts and hobbies, auto, services, as well as clubs and organizations.
Demonstrations and performances were scheduled throughout the day featuring dancers from the Joy of Dance Academy and demonstrations from Lonsdale Karate.
Free food, prize drawings, hand-outs and plenty of conversation added to the experience as attendees were able to learn more about the businesses and services in the area.
A lot of work and planning went into the day, which was deemed a great success by Chamber Director and Organizer Paula Harnage.
  "I think the day went great," she said. "It was a fun way for the businesses in our community and outside our community to come and show what they do."
She shared that arranging the event involved obtaining sponsors and vendors, advertising, mapping out spaces and helping everyone get situated. She added that she was very grateful for all the participation.
"I want to thank all of the sponsors for supporting this event and the vendors for coming and sharing their products with us," she said. "I also want to thank all the people who assisted with the organization, promotion, and set up. And a big thank you goes to Lonsdale Packaging for hosting the event."