When: Saturday, May 13
Where: Car park of Comox United Church
The Grannies will hold a sale whatever the weather! In 2017, we huddled under umbrellas. This year, we were grateful for sunshades. Luckily, we have discovered that customers will come and buy, rain or shine..
By 7:00 many Grannies were busy setting up tables, or opening their trunks and displaying their wares, and at 8:00, crowds began to drift in to admire and buy our amazing and varied offerings.
In addition to traditional gently-used treasures, we also sold:
Our own beautiful crafts
An amazing array of starter plants, lovingly nurtured by Carol K and Kate R, as well as donations of trees and perennials from other Grannies
Baked goods, either to munch with coffee while browsing, or to take home
Beautiful jewelry of all kinds, valued and sold by Kathy N.
Bowls and mugs created by a group of talented potters working at d’Esterre House.
Shoppers were very enthusiastic about all our merchandise, and we made a total of $4,856.13.
Many Grannies were involved in setting up, selling, and generally helping out. They enjoyed their morning, but the heat was intense. When everything was over, many of them found it necessary to have a long afternoon nap.
We thank Comox United Church for allowing us to use their car park, as well as their tables and coffee urn.
Many thanks to Jane S. and Lydia R. for their wonderful organizing, and to all the Grannies who helped in so many different ways: advertising and putting up posters, creating sandwich boards, baking, raising and selling plants, selling larger items in our facebook “pre-sale”, bringing car loads of treasures to sell (and taking away what was left), setting up and selling tables of crafts and baking, making and selling coffee and selling jewelry and pottery.
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On Saturday, May 6, about 10 Glacier Grannies attended a Gathering of Island Grandmothers, hosted by the Oceanside Grandmothers to Grandmothers.
We enjoyed a wonderful, activity-packed day. After greetings and introductions, a fascinating presentation was given by Alinda Ware whose organization, Kenya Education Endowment Fund, provides secondary school scholarships for students in Kakamega County, Kenya. Everyone was then invited to join craft workshops – each of us could chose three, varying in complexity from tote bags to “snowman poop.”
Table Talks gave everyone a chance to choose a couple of workshops in which to discuss pressing issues such as recruiting and retaining new members, or new ideas for fundraising. Barb T. and Joanne R. both hosted Talks.
Throughout the day we had plenty of opportunities to meet and share ideas with other Grandmothers, as we enjoyed a delicious breakfast and lunch, and breaks for coffee and snacks.
The grand finale was a concert by the Spirit Drummers – the audience was invited to join in, and their session finished with a conga line round the room. It was a terrific end to a day, filled with learning, laughter and companionship.
We also participated in the Marketplace, selling crafts and a donation of crafting beads, brought by Joanne C., making $305 for the Campaign.
A big thank you to the Oceanside Grandmothers to Grandmothers for giving us such a memorable day.
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Individually hand-crafted by a group of Glacier Grannies, these beautiful Angels are a wonderful keepsake or gift.
Each Angel comes with a personalized name card which explains the work of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign.