Holly Jolly Faire 2019
What an absolutely wonderful community event! There was a wonderful vibe in the halls all morning as people stopped to shop, play the Penny Table, participate in the silent auction, have coffee or lunch and just enjoy each other’s company. The Holly Jolly Faire made around $5,000 for St. Mark’s. I am very proud of the outreach that this event also does. $132.10 went to the food bank plus a couple of bags of food; hats, mitts and gloves will go to Christmas Baskets; approximately $550 will go to the Stedman Community Hospice; and our Youth Group made $210 over and above our profit. Exact numbers will be in the Vestry Report.
Our Holly Jolly Faire is successful because of the hours of work that the different teams give. I’d like to thank the area organizers: Gord Eyers (Kitchen); Mary Ogilvie (Bake Table); Pat Murray (Silent Auction); Brenda Cochrane/Olga Collett (Penny Table); Vicki Corke (Gifts/baskets and crafts); Bob Strople (flowers); Wynn Allen (Black Friday); Sylvia Learn (wool); Janet Vickerman (chocolate); Christine Hazell/Kathy Dunning (preserves); and Jodi Ogilvie (Youth Group); Steve Collett (Greeter/Doorman).
I’d also like to thank all those who helped by baking, creating, setting up tables, selling, cooking, washing dishes, cleaning up, and other areas that were necessary to make our sale successful. Many of you were at the church a good part of Friday and worked at the Faire all day Saturday. I’d also like to thank all of you who came out to eat and shop! This year we also had four parishioners who had their own tables. It’s nice that we were able to support them as well. They were a welcomed addition to our Faire.
One of the reasons we are so successful is because of the community support we get. We had many wonderful items on our Silent Auction and our Penny Table because of our Community Support. When shopping, please think of supporting at the following vendors who have supported St. Mark’s. When you are there, mention that you know that they supported us. Many of the following have been supporting us for years!
- Brantford Honda, Brantford Nissan, Red Lobster, Forest of Flowers, Montana’s BBQ & Bar, Long & McQuade, Canadian Automobile Club, Patricia’s Ladies Wear, Wine Kitz Brantford, Grandview Flour & Feed, The Gospel Lighthouse, Walter’s Greenhouse, M & M West St., Joey’s Restaurants, J.D. Hill Jewellers, Kidtastic Adventures, Bulk Barn Brantford, Michael David Fine Art Photography, Home Building Centre – King George Road, Home Hardware – St. Paul, Strodes BBQ & Deli, J.H. Young Jewellers, Stillwaters Plate & Pour – Paris, The Duke on Park, Beachcomber Culligan – Lynden Rd., The Sherwood Restaurant, Dunsdon Auto, Echo Bowl, Metro – Brantford
Once again, thank you for making the 2019 Holly Jolly Faire successful.
We certainly are the Christian family of St. Mark’s. God’s hands are extended through us to serve the community and beyond.
Vicki Corke and Laurie Murray