After months of preparation and labour the talent and creativity of a large number of Mercy and Presentation Sisters and Associates went public. At 2:00 p.m. the doors of the Lantern (the Presentation Centre for Spirituality) openned to a large waiting crowd. The hall was flush with paintings and photography, greeting cards, jewellry, Christmas decorations, knitted, needle-worked and crocheted goods, baked goods, other hand-crafted items, and the ever popular "Nuns" Fudge. Crowds explored the goods at each table and in a short time the baked-goods table was bare. Other tables met the same fate – a good thing for the beneficiaries of this sale, the missions of both Congregations. None of the Mall would have done such a brisk business as this event today! Congratulations to the organizers of this event! A huge success. Thanks to all who shared their time, talent and resources.