PILC prepares for Christmas Bazaar, thanks sponsors


The women of the Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) are working diligently on their upcoming Christmas Bazaar in hopes that this, the 20th annual event, will be one of the most successful ever.  Visitors on Saturday, November 3rd, will find the 17th floor ballroom of the Hilton Hotel at Central Festival, Beach Road transformed into a shopping extravaganza featuring more than 70 vendors for the one day event.

A stage will be erected in the sea-view anteroom where a full day’s programming will take place, as well as the fantastic raffle drawings.  This year the raffle, a major PILC fundraiser, has some exciting prizes on offer, including 2-night stays in Chiang Mai and Krabi, bicycles, electrical appliances, and vouchers from local businesses such as restaurants, hotels, and spas.  Besides the entertainment for everyone, there are lots more things for the kids this year, including a visit to Santa!

It’s always festive at the annual PILC Christmas Bazaar, which this year celebrates 20 years. It’s always festive at the annual PILC Christmas Bazaar, which this year celebrates 20 years.

Ananya Welland, PILC Chair of Special Events, says, “We have had a massive response to our sponsorship plea this year, and I would like to take the opportunity to thank all our corporate sponsors, who include Caterpillar, BJV, Asian Tigers Transpo, Foster Wheeler, Bumrungrad Hospital, Esso, Jelly Belly and JVK International Movers.  We also have many private sponsors, like Linda’s Restaurant covering the cost of printing, for example.  And, of course, there are many businesses, hotels and shops in Pattaya who give generously to our raffle, which raises even more money for our welfare work.  There are really so many to thank, and we certainly couldn’t do it without them!”

Raffle tickets are available at Casa Pascal on 2nd Road, Linda’s Restaurant in Jomtien, or from any PILC member.  They will also be available all day long at the event on November 3rd. For full details of the Bazaar, see the PILC website (www.pilc-pattaya.com).