Shoppers’ paradise again at PILC annual “Holiday” Bazaar

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On Saturday October 1, the Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) held its annual “Holiday” Bazaar at the Royal Cliff Hotel and Resort. The day started very early for some, with vendors arriving from 6 a.m. to set up for the big day. Big thanks to Royal Cliff staff who were on hand to help unload goods.

The Bazaar was officially opened at 10 a.m. with current PILC president, Bea Grunwell together with past presidents, Celia Waters, Anja Schoof-Hertroys & Roseanne Diamente and Panga Vathanakul (managing director of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group) doing the honours and cutting the ribbon.

(L to R) Anja Schoof, vice president 2011 and president 2010; Celia Waters, president 1996, Bea Grunwell, president 2011; Rosanne Diamente, president 2007; and Panga Vathanakul, managing director of Royal Cliff Hotels Group pose for a group photo during the Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) annual Holiday Bazaar held at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group.(L to R) Anja Schoof, vice president 2011 and president 2010; Celia Waters, president 1996, Bea Grunwell, president 2011; Rosanne Diamente, president 2007; and Panga Vathanakul, managing director of Royal Cliff Hotels Group pose for a group photo during the Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) annual Holiday Bazaar held at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group.

Bea Grunwell then gave a short speech thanking everyone concerned for their continuing support and attendance, particularly PILC’s major sponsors, SCG Dow Group, Foster Wheeler, Transpo, Bechtel and Solvay Peroxythai, without whose fantastic donations, PILC would not be able to give so generously to its Welfare Projects. She also thanked the Royal Cliff Hotel Group for once again hosting this event and then led the ladies on a tour of the vendors’ tables.

Rosanne Diamente and Panga Vathanakul cut the ribbon to officially open the shopping spree.Rosanne Diamente and Panga Vathanakul cut the ribbon to officially open the shopping spree.

The day was a huge success, there being 43 vendors plus 15 tables set up by PILC’s welfare recipients and PILC themselves. A varied array of products were on sale, with anything ranging from Xmas cards to carpets, cakes to swimwear, beautiful jewelry to handcrafted goods and electrical goods to used books.

The Rotary Club “Fairy” (Dave) was on hand once again enticing people to buy raffle tickets. On her own, the “Fairy” managed to sell 14,000 baht worth of tickets. Thanks to “her” once again. The raffle prizes donated by many local businesses plus the vendors at the Bazaar resulted in a total of 77,000 baht being raised. Overall PILC raised 150,000 baht which will go towards their welfare projects in 2012. Big thanks to everyone who helped with a special thanks to Jasmine and Summer, two lovely young girls who were promoting Tarot Card Reading and some rather lovely transfer tattoos.

Shiny jewelry to catch the eye,Shiny jewelry to catch the eye,

Bangkok Pattaya Hospital was also on hand again this year to provide free eye checks; and the Royal Cliff Hotel had an area set up with staff on hand for delicious sandwiches, noodle soup and coffee.

The president has received many messages from vendors and attendees alike, stating that this surely was one of the “best” bazaars ever. The quality of goods on sale was superb and very elegant this year.

All anyone could ever need for a successful Christmas in the tropics is on sale at the bazaar.All anyone could ever need for a successful Christmas in the tropics is on sale at the bazaar.

PILC would like to announce their next function which will be “Starry Nights”, a dinner-dance to be held on November 19th at the Pullman Aisawan Hotel in Soi 18 Naklua. Please watch out for the announcements. All proceeds from this event will also go to their welfare projects.

Shopping for bargains some after the doors open.Shopping for bargains some after the doors open.

Buying lucky draw tickets. Results show on these pages.Buying lucky draw tickets. Results show on these pages.

Thai mythical items also on sale.Thai mythical items also on sale.

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya staff provide free eye checks.Bangkok Hospital Pattaya staff provide free eye checks.

Youngsters win some pet tigers at the Asian Tiger stall.Youngsters win some pet tigers at the Asian Tiger stall.

Christmas trinkets on sale at the annual Christmas Bazaar.Christmas trinkets on sale at the annual Christmas Bazaar.

After a hard day shopping, there is nothing like a massage to ease the aching muscles.After a hard day shopping, there is nothing like a massage to ease the aching muscles.

The Rotary Club “Fairy” manages to sell 14,000 baht worth of tickets.The Rotary Club “Fairy” manages to sell 14,000 baht worth of tickets.

Digging deep for the best items.Digging deep for the best items.

Beautifully crafted rugs and wall hangings.Beautifully crafted rugs and wall hangings.

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 Holiday Inn Pattaya 2 nights Stay Ocean View Room and Breakfast for 2 2649
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 Bangkok Pattaya Hospital Health Check Up 3344 Anja Schoof
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 Royal Cliff Hotel Unisex Watch 2136 Rosanne Diamente
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