2016 FUNDRAISING REPORT
Pancake Dinner - February 9th saw the 2016 iteration of Holy Trinity’s Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner. By all accounts it was a successful dinner, with 81 people enjoying pancakes, sausages and frittata. This community event made a small profit of $776.00, with many thanks to food and cash donors, and the hard labour of 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.
Pub Night - A very enjoyable Pub Night was held in early May. We wished to recreate the jolly atmosphere of a traditional British Pub complete with a tasty meal, good ale, wine and of course, British style entertainment. A planning committee or 10 core volunteers worked hard to ensure a good night was enjoyed by all. We welcomed close to 100 parishioners and their friends!
Many thanks to the many kind volunteers who contributed their time in the kitchen, setting up, ticket sales, clean up and our fantastic entertainers! We raised over $3,000.00 thanks to your support.
Nigel Cole & Patrick Finch
Strawberry Tea - After much discussion choosing an event date and worrying about the availability of strawberries, we were able to hold a successful Strawberry Tea & Bake sale. It was held on Saturday June 11th, 2016, complete with a Raffle, Silent auction, Re-gift Table and Book Sale. It was a wonderful success, raising more than $3,200 after expenses to go towards our Church.
The committee held a follow up meeting at which it was recommended 1) to consider a change in the menu format, in light of the rising costs of producing fancy sandwiches, and 2) to review pricing on the Tea Tickets and Bake Table. Special thanks to all who helped before, during and after the event.
Christmas Bazaar - On 3rd December, a large number of hard workers and so many supporters contributed to the success of the Christmas Fair. We had a hard act to follow, Letta Lewis had run the bazaar so efficiently for years, this year brought some change.
Dianne Keats handled overall management of the Fair. The kitchen team, Sue Bowcock, Mary Ponsford and Bob Ives produced many, many quiches ........ so delicious! The stalls groaned with baking, preserves, knitting and quilting. Lunch tables were filled from start to finish with participants enjoying lunch, while Jennifer Whike played the piano with Alan on flute .... this was wonderful! As usual, the Re-gift Table was a huge draw and the Silent Auction and Raffle did very well. The Book Nook, as always, was humming with browsers.
Generous donations from Buy Low, Safeway, Real Canadian Superstore and James Charles Catering were welcomed and appreciated. Thank you to Richard Keats for arranging donations from the supermarkets. Our sincere thanks for all the contributions from many people, to each one who worked hard, and to those who supported the Fair, all this ensured great success.
Thank you to Joan, for her help, pre, and post the Fair. A huge load was carried by Jann in handling all advertising, flyer printing and much, much more. Our sincere thanks to Jann for all this support.
A most successful day with much fun was had by all with a total of some $5,300 raised for Holy Trinity.