Monday, December 8, 2008

A Christmas to Remember

Many braved the stifling heat yesterday to come along to our annual Christmas Market. With marquee open on all sides to let the breeze through, and the fans and cool drinks running all day! Even the brief thundery storm didn't stop peoples enthusiasm to come and shop for that special gift - and shop they did! A massive turn out which thrilled our 35 strong boutique retailers with customers eager to scoop up a handmade item..... or two or three! we ran a fabulous raffle as well with proceeds going to the Royal Children's hospital and people generously bought tickets. The first prize of $100 'market cash' was won by Michelle Kohler, second prize $50 'market cash' was won by Ada Smith and third prize of $20 'market cash' was won by Lucy Buchanan. Five random $10 'market cash' prizes were also given away through out the day. Winners were delighted and have 12 months to come along and spend their cash at our marketplace. The kids weren't left out of the fun with lots of bouncy fun on the fabulous jumping castle, kindly donated by Grasshopper Jumping Castles. The wet weather closed the carousel down for a brief time, but we managed to raise loads of cash from these kids rides and activities to bring smiles to the RCHF. A big thank you to the volunteers from the Hospital who kindly helped out on the day and everyone else for their involvement.

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