The Nelson Parent and Child Expo is over for another year, planning for the next begins!
Unfortunately the day of September 8th 2012 dawned to be severe weather watch, rain and wind!!! We had extended the expo by using an additional marquee on the day - beside the main hall. With the weather forecast the layout of the marquee was altered and moved as close as possible to the hall to save parents in the rain! Unfortunately this wasn't without it's own issues!! So we are in planning stages for next year, for a venue non dependant on the weather!
Although numbers were well down, due to this weather, we would like to thank each and every one of you that braved the weather and came on down! The general concensus was that those that came were very interested in what was on offer.
We would also love to thank all our exhibitors - YOU are what makes the day! So for each of you that put on your gumboots, set up you sites, and greeted wet visitors with a smile we appreciate it!
Thanks also to those that took part in our showbags. These were crammed full of samples, vouchers and information! A fantastic one stop bag for everyone attending to see what was availble, not only in Nelson, but online throughout the country!
We were also fundraising for Sands Nelson on the day. To everyone that donated a prize, donated a service or voucher to the raffle baskets - Thank you! http://goo.gl/H8k20
We would also like to thank our major sponsors for all their hard work on the day. Nicole of The Children's Guide would of greeted you on the day as you came in. Do visit Nicole at http://goo.gl/kvsZr. Also a HUGE thank you to Classic Hits FM Nelson - Jayne and Murray you were a lot of fun, and we appreciate all the crosses and introductions done on the day!
So until the next update - thank you so much from us both