ORGANISERS are yet to tally the money from Saturday’s annual Nazareth Care Fete – but they’re very happily surprised with how many people came out to the fundraiser.
Nazareth House Auxiliary president Shirley Burke said she was very pleased with how many people showed up to the Tamworth event.
“It went very well. There were more people there than last year – which is great,” Mrs Burke said.
She said although they had yet to count the money, they were fairly sure it would be about the same as last year’s effort – probably close to $14,000.
“It went really well – several of the stalls were up on last year (in their takings),” Mrs Burke said.
“It seemed to be a very good fete; it was probably all over by 12 o’clock, because people came early.”
She said the better items on the treasure stall for better-quality items, such as china, crockery and glassware, went well.
But a lot of white elephant items were left over and would be given to charity, she said.
The big fundraising event also featured, for the first time, jewellery and scarves as sale items.
Other items included second-hand books, a cake stall, plus crocheted, sewed and knitted items.
There were also jams, pickles and produce, cakes, woodwork and a chocolate wheel.
Other items and activities included toys, plants, a bottle stall and children’s activities, plus the ever-popular Christmas stall, with handmade gifts, cards, decorations, cakes and puddings.
It was the 49th annual fete for the aged-care facility.
The fete adds to the auxiliary’s main fundraisers of the year, which include the fete raffle, golf day, soup-and-damper day, Easter raffle and three card parties each year.
The auxiliary meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 2pm, with everyone welcome.
Call Shirley Burke on 6762 0222 for more information.