Pink Ladies prepare for Christmas Bazaar

The annual Pink Ladies Christmas Tea and Bazaar takes place on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Arts and Recreation Centre in Camana Bay.

The bazaar has something for everyone, including handmade crafts and homemade cakes, as well as entertainment for all.

The bazaar has something for everyone, including handmade crafts and homemade cakes, as well as entertainment for all. It runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Throughout the year, the Pink Ladies craft group has been working on a wide range of crafts, including Christmas gifts and decorations, quilts and linens, bags, dolls, decorated shells, boxes and other items that eager shoppers will be able to pick up for home or friends.

Tickets are currently on sale from individual Pink Ladies or at the Pink Ladies Coffee Shop at the Cayman Islands Hospital. A $5 entry fee includes a delicious tea featuring a vast array of homemade sandwiches, cakes, tea breads and cookies served with tea or fruit punch.

Tickets will also be on sale at the gate.

The Country Kitchen will feature an enticing variety of home produced jams and preserves, cakes and cookies, all prepared by the industrious Pink Ladies.

Organizers say the White Elephant sale will offer plenty of bargains and interesting items for Christmas shoppers, while the raffle and silent auction offer attendees the chance to win prizes donated by generous local businesses.

Keen gardeners know that the bazaar is the place to stock up on locally grown plants. The plant stall is being run in conjunction with the Garden Club this year, and will be set up in the shade outside the hall, say organizers. Proceeds of the plant sales will go to the Children’s Garden at the Botanic Park this year.

In the afternoon, there will be a variety of holiday entertainment provided by the Prep School Swing Band, Cayman National Choir, Cayman Youth Choir, Miss Jackie’s Dance School and Purple Dragan Martial Arts.

There will also be face and nail painting and Christmas crafts and activities for the children, photos taken with Santa, courtesy of Cayman’s ARK. Henna tattoos, mini portraits and yoga sprouts will also be features this year.

In addition, the Humane Society will be holding a book sale and Cayman HospiceCare will be selling some Christmas ornaments and 2017 calendars to support their causes.

The Annual Tea and Christmas Bazaar is a major fundraising event for the Pink Ladies, who also operate the Pink Ladies Coffee Shop at the Cayman Islands Hospital, although the coffee shop is set to close on Dec. 16. The Pink Ladies are also inviting the public to attend their last Thanksgiving lunch at the coffee shop on Thursday, Nov. 24.

Funds raised by the Pink Ladies are donated back into the community, primarily through the National Council of Voluntary Organisations and the Pines Retirement Home, in addition to other community projects and charities as funds allow.

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