The financial results of the bazaar are in. To all who attended, participated and contributed, you know it was a success. The bottom line resulted in a $9,413.00 profit. Although the profit was lower than 2010, attendance was higher, as evidenced by $35,751 in ticket sales compared to $31,360 last year.
The lower profit was due to lower raffle sales, down $6,545, and higher expenses, up $5,025; offset by the higher ticket sales. We have concluded that, to put on a larger scale bazaar that is attractive to the broader community, there is a base level of expense that we need to incur. We should all be proud of the event and we will continue to build on our success.