Poinsettia Bazaar

Rowntree Fundraising on Target to Exceed 2023 Goal

From the Forest City Singers Spring Concert in April … to the summer jam sessions … to the September Fall Fling … to the November 18th Poinsettia Bazaar … to the December 1st Forest City Singers Christmas Concert, the 2023 fundraising season is wrapping up and is poised to exceed our annual goal of $5,000.

On Saturday, September 9th, we again participated in the Carling Heights Neighbourhood Yard Sale.

This was not a large event but gave us the opportunity to interact with our community and act as a warm-up to our Poinsettia Bazaar.  Our Fall Fling featured baking, books, bargains and a BBQ.

On November 18th, we staged our Poinsettia Bazaar with all sales taking place in the gym.  For the first time since Covid interrupted our lives, Joanne Hamilton offered a soup and hot dog lunch in the Friendship Hall.  Being one of at least eight London church bazaars that day meant that business was slow and steady as many people were travelling from church to church.  Kudos were received for Glen Thompson’s fudge (and piano playing, of course), Rowntree’s strawberry jam, and the lunch was “fantastic”.