There were lots of chuckles and smiles as women and children picked their way through items at the Waste Wise clothing swap held at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre last Friday.
“It’s a great way to pass on some clothes,” said Erica Nitchi of Likely as her 18-month-old son Jonah smiled in her arms. “I brought lots of mine and Jonah’s clothes here.”
Organizer Mary Forbes was pleased with the amount of donations brought in for the swap and the number of people who showed up for the event.
“It’s been about five years of building this up with private clothing swaps and I decided it would be great to have a public one,” Forbes said. “We will host another one in February, but with toys too.”
Jessie Foltz and her daughters Sydney and Ellie dropped off clothes earlier in the day and were back a few hours later to see if they could find any thing to take home.
“I think it’s pretty cool,” Sydney said, adding it’s fun to go swapping.
Her mom agreed.
“I’ve been to private ones but never a public one, it’s excellent.”
Suddenly at the end of the hall, Jill Zirnhelt exclaimed she’d found her scarf, which had gone missing five years ago.
Laughing Sashie Star said the scarf turned up at a winter solstice workshop she’d led at Kix 4 Chicks.
“You weren’t even at the workshop,” Star told Zirnhelt.