November 25, 2020

Pink Ladies’ Christmas Bazaar

Pin It

Pink Lady, Janilee Clifford, (right) was busy selling beautiful gold and silver items

The Pink Ladies held their annual Christmas Bazaar at the Arts and Recreation Centre, Camana Bay on Saturday, raising funds for a variety of local charities.

There was something for everyone to enjoy, from homemade cakes, jams and preserves to entertainment from the Cayman National Choir, the Elmslie Church Dancers, The Wesleyan Christian Academy Band, and the Cayman Dance Group.

There was even a clown who was entertaining the children by making animals out of balloons.

“We have a lot of good will in the community and a lot of items we are able to sell are from companies on the island or donated by friends,” said Nancy Whitefield, one of the event’s organisers.

Pink Ladies at the Country Kitchen stall

Lovely home made craft items included aprons, bags, and dolls  all made by the Pink Ladies’ craft group, which meets on Tuesdays at Dart Family Park in South Sound.

“We had a white elephant stall, which sells secondhand but good-as-new items. There was also a secondhand bookstall, and a Gold and Silver stall that sold anything as long as it had gold or silver on it.

“Our Silent Auction had paintings, jewelry a variety of other valuable things, and we also had two different raffles,” Ms Whitefield continued.

Children could have their photos taken with Santa, and there was face painting and nail-painting too.

“There was a Children’s Corner with all kinds of games, like toss the hoop,” Ms Whitefield said.

Although she still wasn’t sure of the exact amount, Ms Whitefield said she was confident that the event had raised over CI$25,000 for the various charities the Pink Ladies support.

Kathleen Bender the clown entertained kids by making balloon animals

That money will be added to the CI$15,000 the Pink Ladies have raised from the coffee shop, situated at George Town Hospital, which the group keep going throughout the year.

“We will decide exactly who will get the donations during our AGM in January, but we usually support the hospital, the Pines Retirement Home, the Lighthouse School the Special Olympics, Hospice Care, and the Cancer Society,” Ms Whitefield said.

Earlier this year the Pink Ladies also supported the NCVO telethon, Ms Whitefield added.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Speak Your Mind