Another Successful Bazaar!
Posted by GCS Office Admin on 11/24/2016
The school is back in order, leaders & organizers are back into their normal routines, and another successful Bazaar is now behind us.
The biggest PTA fundraiser of the year takes a lot of planning, months of preparing and a whole lot of organizing to make it happen.
We are thankful to report that this years bazaar exceeded expectations! The PTA had hoped the bazaar's profits would be $21,000. The actual profits this year were over $24,000.
There were a few changes to the bazaar this year, but there was certainly plenty for people of all ages to do and buy.
In order to alieviate congestion in the school a few of the rooms had been moved over to the church. There you could have enjoyed some quiet time with a cup of coffee and a piece of cake before heading over to the bake room. The Bake room was filled with so many delicious homemade goodies, it was hard to decide what to buy.
The smell of fresh greenery also filled the church, and if you didn't make it there early enough, a lot of it was sold. Thankfully these greenery ladies took some orders and will still be making more. Who doesn't love the smell of evergreen?
Over in the school, the artisic & crafty talent of some of our members was for sale in the home decor room. From pillows, to necklaces, to wood signs, it all looked amazing.
There was no shortage of activities for the little ones this year. They could spend time making a craft, decorating a cupcake, having their face painted, playing games for prizes or seeing the fantastic magic show. I heard the show was loved by all and not every show was the same.
The kids (and adults) could also play bubble soccer in the back field (although I don't know how much soccer was actually played). Even the rainy weather didn't stop them.
The market room was filled with an interesting assortment of (among other things) meat, cheese and candy. A little of everything for everyone.
Back by popular demand, the general store was packed with so many treasures you could spend all day there.
After all that shopping and playing, your next stop should have been the gym. There was such a selection of delicious lunch items it was hard to choose. Your best bet would have been to get a little of everything. Why not have boerenkool, soup, pizza, fries and an assortment of deep-fried dutch goodness ?!
We are thankful for the PTA, organizers, room leaders and volunteers that put so much time and energy into making this a successful event. We are also thankful to the many people that came to shop, eat and have fun. This fundraisier could not have been a success without the help and support of everyone.
What an wonderful event this is that brings our community closer together to support our school.
Who knows what next year will bring? :)