Of all the joys of the season, surely the Pink Ladies Christmas Bazaar is one of the most popular events loved by young and old.
Many consider the event to mark the beginning of Christmas when they walk through the door of the Arts and Recreation Centre (ARC) in Camana Bay for the Pink Ladies’ annual festival of song, dance, crafts, Santa and more. This year, it will be held on Saturday and runs from 2-5 p.m. The ARC is located between Camana Bay and the International School; just look for the signs and there is plenty of parking.
While young ones decorate their cookies, have their faces painted and visit with Santa, Mom and Dad are free to browse and shop for crafts, homemade jams and jellies, cookies and mince tarts before settling down to their tea and cakes while being entertained by the national chorus, ballerinas, karate kids and student orchestras.
Be sure to pick up a raffle ticket as items are raffled off every half hour.
Many charities are represented at the bazaar, offering book sales, cards and a white elephant sale with items priced to go. The Garden Club will have a plant sale outside as well. Oh, yes, and the price is right and hasn’t changed for 20 years. You can buy your tickets at the door and they are only $5 per person.
The bazaar is the Pink Ladies’ main fundraiser and all proceeds from it go to charities around the island.
The Pink Ladies is a volunteer organization that relies not only on its members, but also on wonderful corporate donors who are there for it year after year. Since the early 1980s, it has been raising funds and volunteering for the NCVO, Pines Retirement Home, Health Services Authority, Lighthouse School, Special Olympics and other community projects.
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