On election day, Pender’s Grove was transformed into a market place. People came to our school to vote, but were then enticed by the smells of sausages and Indian food, lured further by the promise of home-baked goods, and then completely captured by the live music and more than twenty stalls set up in the quadrangle area.
From second-hand goods, hand-made jewellery and honey, to confectionary, olive oil and craft, there was something for almost everyone. So many people must be thanked for making it possible: the absolute swarm of parent volunteers who worked tirelessly and with good humour at the stalls all day; the Pender’s kids who manned the second-hand book stall; the parents and students who paid for stalls and contributed to the fabulous collection of wares being sold on the day; the students and parents who shared their talents and provided us with live entertainment; the professional stall holders who brought along their unique wares; the fabulous Grace coffee van that kept everyone adequately caffeinated all day long; the community events committee who worked hard in the lead-up to get it all organised; the bakers and gardeners and readers who donated cakes and plants and books for the stalls. Without these combined efforts, our Makers’ Market would not have been possible.
The funds raised on the day will be put towards shade sails for the outdoor areas. Well done to the Events Committee, Staff and PGPS families for their efforts at the Election day market. Total funds raised on the day were $3526.30 , the feed back has been really positive and the market had a great feel on the day.