The Great Granny Bazaar in the new Community Centre in Wakefield was, predictably, a fantastic success.
Predictably because once again our local supporters showed a lot of generosity both in donating items and coming in force to shop on the bazaar day.
Not only did we reap thousands of dollars for our ongoing support of grandmothers in Alexandra Township and Natal, but the extravagant abundance of items donated to us allowed us to price things attractively, from fine art, antiques, to jewellery and unusual smaller items. One table of un-priced items allowed young and old to select their gifts, while making a donation suited to their ability. During the final two hours of the bazaar our plan was to reduce all prices by 50%, and some buyers came with their children in tow, to complete their Christmas shopping.
The many remaining items were delivered to "Le Ricochet" or the Chelsea United Church outlet, or reserved to pass on to other community causes.
This will not be an annual event, as we are already planning for our Great Granny Concert on the covered bridge in the Fall of 2012.