The 2008 Summerlea bazaar took place Saturday November 15, 2008 on a mild but wet day.
The ambience was festive and warm, and a good
time was had by all. The finance committee reports that it was financially successful as well.|
Many thanks from the Summerlea family to all those who participated in ways too numerous to tell.
Special thanks to Nancy Mark and Sinclair Harris for acting as coordinators on top of their full-time jobs and family responsibilities. And to Kate Smart who took vacation to direct (and do) the setup while Nancy and Sinclair were unavailable, and then manned (womanned?) the toy shop on bazaar day.
Thanks to George Provias, John Hendery and Lewis Guynan, who set up the country store and installed the festive lighting early Thursday morning and put it all away Monday morning.
Thanks also to the Summerlea Youth Group, Guides, Scouts, and leaders, and students of Lakeside Academy, who helped by setting up tables and books, serving in the lunch room and putting everything away after the bazaar, so the church and halls were spick and span for Sunday morning.
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A few photos before things got going on bazaar day.
9 AM and they're off! Howard said a brief prayer and the crowd
marched in while Kate Miller played "While the Saints Go Marching In."|
(Howard's prayer for the rain to hold off lasted only long enough for those waiting outside to get inside, then the skies opened. Attendance, however, was great.)
|The snap shooter was involved in the cleanup and did not think to take photos, but by about 4 PM the scouts and youth group and leaders had the church and halls bereft of any vestiges of a bazaar, apart from the Country Store which remained in place for some Sunday after-church discount sales. It was dismantled and stored Monday morning by George and helpers.|
Thanks to everyone who participated - we'll see you next year.