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Janoura brings Christmas joy to needy children
Like parang, sorrel and black cake, Hannah Janoura’s Christmas Bazaar is now considered a staple of the yuletide season. For the past 22 years Janoura has been hosting the fund-raiser at the ballroom of the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre, which has now been extended to the Savannah Terrace in order to accommodate the over 80 vendors offering their products for sale, patrons, and the crowd of children who attend the function just to see the guests of honor Santa and Mrs Claus. “Every crease of the ballroom is taken. The crowd for Santa has gotten bigger, and we had to get the additional space because we want the line of children going to Santa to get their present to flow freely,” Janoura explained.
The event takes place on Sunday from 10 am to 5.30 pm, and will display an array of products and services. Christmas decorations, food, jewelry, clothes, toys etc. There will also be face painting and a range of fun activities for the children. While Janoura admits that planning the event is a lot of work, she says her reward comes in the reaction of the children in attendance when St Nick makes his grand entrance, and the contribution she is able to make to the children at the Princess Elizabeth Home and the Lady Hochoy Home. “I enjoy doing this, especially when Santa arrives and the children go into a frenzy. I just love the confusion,” she chuckled. “The proceeds are used to purchase wheelchairs for the children at the Princess Elizabeth Home and the Lady Hochoy Home,” Janoura explained.
• For further information call Hannah Janoura at 625-2524/7.
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