PILC announce date and venue for annual Christmas Bazaar

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Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) has announced the date of its largest fundraising event of the year – the Annual Christmas Bazaar, to be held on Sunday, November 17 at an exciting new venue, the Holiday Inn on Beach Road in Pattaya.

“We have had many extremely successful events at the Royal Cliff Hotel in the past,” says President Helle Rantsen. “Last year we held the Bazaar at the Hilton Hotel, and this year we have moved to the very centrally located Holiday Inn where we look forward to working with the Holiday Inn team to ensure our event will be a huge success.  We anticipate that the convenient location at the top of Beach Road will attract many extra buyers to come and have some fun, start their Christmas shopping early, and see something a bit different to the items usually on sale here in Pattaya.”

The Christmas Bazaar, which signals the opening of the Christmas shopping season here in Pattaya, last year featured 80 vendors from all over Thailand.The Christmas Bazaar, which signals the opening of the Christmas shopping season here in Pattaya, last year featured 80 vendors from all over Thailand.

In addition to a new venue, there is also a new date.  “This makes it nearer to Christmas, so we have gone back to calling the event ‘PILC’s Christmas Bazaar’,” says Helle.  “We are asking all our vendors to make their stalls very festive to promote the Christmas season.  We’ll have a Santa’s Grotto and a face-painting corner for the children, foot massages for the weary shoppers, and a magician to entertain young and old alike. We anticipate that more than 50 vendors will be in attendance, selling one-of-a-kind items not found elsewhere.”

PILC has been in existence since the ‘70s, and has raised many millions of baht through the Annual Bazaar and other spectacular fundraising events, and they are hoping for a bumper fundraiser this year.  “We have already had wonderful support from existing and new sponsors, and we thank them all very much for their support of PILC’s welfare work,” says Anja Schoof-Hertroys, Special Events Chair for 2013 and in charge of the overall arrangements for the Bazaar.  “We also have many vendors signed up, but we still have some tables available for last minute bookings!”

For more information on the Annual Christmas Bazaar please visit the PILC website: www.pilc-pattaya.com.

Mary Pearce and other women from the PILC join with kids and sister Joan from the Fountain of Life as they complete the hand made Christmas Crackers and cards in time for the PILC Holiday bazaar held at the Holiday Inn this coming Sunday the 17th of November.  All proceeds from these items will go back to the Fountain of Life.