Pleasant Meadow hosts one of its most successful Christmas bazaars

$2,200 raised will help buy Christmas presents for residents

Pleasant Meadow Manor hosted one of its most successful Christmas bazaars to date, raising $2,200 that will be put towards buying Christmas presents for each of the Norwood long-term care home’s 61 residents and providing funding for extra entertainment and special food over the holidays.

The bazaar, which was held Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, included sales of crafts such as knitted and wooden items residents made. There was also a wide array of baked goods residents helped make that were sold at the event.

Life enrichment co-ordinator Chris Garden says residents worked hard in the weeks leading up to the bazaar.

“We were baking for a good month beforehand and putting everything in our freezer to get ready,” she says. “Then, just before the bazaar, we took (the baked items) out, trayed them and priced them.”

The bazaar also included a 50-50 draw, and residents sold tickets for the draw a few weeks in advance “and did a really great job,” Chris adds.

There was also table with 18 donated items for sale that included wreaths, blankets and signs.

Chris attributes much of the success this year’s Christmas bazaar had to the fact there are many new family members who have been active at the home and who helped pitch in and spread the word about the event.

Chris adds this year’s Christmas bazaar raised the largest amount of money she can recall.

“It was the largest this decade, anyway.”

Photo cutline: Pleasant Meadow Manor’s recent Christmas bazaar raised $2,200 to buy presents for residents to open Christmas Day.Pleasant Meadow Manor’s recent Christmas bazaar raised $2,200 to buy presents for residents to open Christmas Day.

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