Calvin Hoy gives out samples of his homemade grilled caesar dressing called Mama Hogg’s at Creative Chaos at the Vernon Recreation Complex.

Calvin Hoy gives out samples of his homemade grilled caesar dressing called Mama Hogg’s at Creative Chaos at the Vernon Recreation Complex.

Chaos helps fill a need

Visitors to the 39th annual Creative Chaos were urged to support Vernon’s Salvation Army food bank

Western Canada’s largest craft fair will help ensure residents don’t go hungry.

Visitors to the 39th annual Creative Chaos were urged to support Vernon’s Salvation Army food bank  and the event collected 4,836 food items and $3,634.

“Bottle and can returns also added to this total, bringing in another $91. All tallied together, this comes to a value of $15,816,” said Brenda Sword, with the Creative Chaos committee.

Beyond the food bank, funds were generated to provide scholarships to three local secondary school students and a donation was made to the Vernon Community Arts Centre.

“Many thanks are extended to all of the shoppers and attendees but a special thank you to all of our community partners that contributed to make the event a success,” said Sword.

“Creative Chaos wrapped up for another year with yet again a successful show.”

The committee will soon start planning for the 40th annual Creative Chaos, which rins from June 5 to 7, 2015.