2017 FUNDRAISING REPORT
Dinner and Dance – In January, Holy Trinity hosted a new and unique fundraiser, a Dinner and Dance, co-ordinated by Helen and John Davison. Avid dancers, the Davisons knew all the right moves to set up this lovely and fun night. Featuring well-loved local band, the Silverstars, the night included Dinner, a Beer and Wine Bar, a 50/50 draw, and doorprizes. Everyone one who attended raved about the wonderful time they had. As well as providing a memorable evening, this event raised $1018 for Holy Trinity’s coffers!
Pancake Dinner – 2017’sShrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner took place on February 28th. Once again it was a successful dinner, with over 75 people enjoying pancakes, sausages and frittata. This community event made a profit of $589.00, with many thanks to food and cash donors, and the hard labour of our volunteers who set-up, prepared food, and cleaned-up, afterwards. The doors opened at 5:00 p.m. and, it seemed, people came, ate, chatted, and reluctantly went home at 7:00 p.m. An enjoyable evening, as always.
Spring Rummage Sale - It had been quite some years since we held a garage sale at Holy Trinity. 2017 was the year to do this again and 3rd June was the day. Many people were downsizing, and others cleared out those unwanted items in the home. Contributions for sale poured in, and with willing hands and much work, mountains of goods were sorted. The bargain hunters arrived. The day was very successful, much work, yes, also much fun and camaraderie. Our thanks went to the many people who worked so hard and those who ensured we had items to sell, all vital for our success. We were fortunate to realize $3131.00 to add to the church coffers.
Christmas Bazaar - On December 2nd a large number of workers and supporters contributed to the success of yet another Christmas bazaar. This was the second year for this group of organizers. Things seemed to run more smoothly this year - change always presents a learning curve.
The kitchen team was quite supreme and were pleased with much positive input that was received. The silent auction was a huge success and that due to the generosity of donors. The ‘Re-gift Table’ was popular as always. The baking stall sold out before closing time. Books sold well as did some very beautiful knitted garments. This year the raffle prize was a gourmet dinner for 6, won by Veronica Wright. The catered dinner for Veronica and her friends was a great success, fun to prepare and enjoyed by the group.
The support of our local businesses was greatly appreciated - Safeway Peninsula Village, Superstore and Home Depot were most generous. Our sincere thanks for contributions from many people, to each one who worked so hard, and to those who supported the bazaar, all of which ensured that it was a great success.
Always there behind the scenes, Jann who organized advertising and kept us on the straight and narrow, and Joan, who was a big part of pre- and post-bazaar work. Our most sincere thanks to them for their great assistance and support. After all the work and fun, $4,869.00 was added to annual fund raising for Holy Trinity. Our sincerest thanks to all of those who helped to make these fundraising events such a success!
Dianne Keats & Priscilla Archer