Stalls included Knitwitz knitted toys. Santa arrived on one of Silverdale Brigade’s fire trucks, and volunteer firefighter Callum McCombe was one of his helpers. Cathy McConnell brought cut flowers and foliage from her garden to the bazaar, as well as a few ‘wild finds’. Her foliage bouquets and hydrangeas were particularly popular. Regina Shepherd, aged 96 and her daughter Shona McKechnie brought their home made goods to the bazaar.
Orewa Baptist Church’s first Christmas Bazaar brought a bit of pre-Christmas fun to local families.
Everything from slime and toys to home baking and herbs was on sale at the bazaar and Devonshire tea was a bargain for a gold coin donation.
The event was held on December 2 at the church in Loop Road.
When Santa arrived on a fire truck, courtesy of Silverdale Fire Brigade, children flocked to say hello, have their photos taken and collect as many lollies as possible. There were also plenty of games to keep the young ones entertained.
The Christmas Bazaar was a fundraiser for the church’s building project (HM December 1).