Saturday, November 5, 2011

St. Mary's Church Bazaar

It's almost here....     said with joy and anticipation  :))  It's that most wonderful time of the year...
                                                    Saint Mary's Church Bazaar 
                                                        309 South George Street
                                                                     York, PA
                                                  Saturday 11/12/11  8 am - 5 pm
                                                    Sunday 11/13/11  8 am - 1 pm
Here are the crafty ladies that are in charge of making wreaths, arrangements, ornaments, painting and decorating all sorts of holiday items; knitting baby blankets, scarves, hats, mittens and more; making jewelry, gift tags, and I could go on - if I remembered everything they make - the list is only limited by your imagination!!

Front to Back - Ginny (my Mom), Joan (Aunt), Ann, June, Ann (cousin)
L to R - Dolores, Virginia (daughter), Jane, Lin, Dale

My daughter Virginia and I love helping out every year.  If we are lucky, when she has off in the summer we will have had the chance to come up and make Christmas 'stuff' when the ladies get together on Thursdays.  We did get one chance this year.  Otherwise, we come up on the Friday before the Bazaar to help them finish pricing and setting up.  Saturday and Sunday we put our business acumen to work and sell, sell, sell.  Then it is all organizing and tearing down - all to be put back in the Craft Room for refurbishing or tearing apart to create something new.  This is one talented group of ladies.  And they are so much fun to spend time with!
Just one shot of the Attic Treasures area.  This area includes all kinds of goodies from the Saint Mary's Thrift Shop.  They bring in household items, jewelry, and lots of Christmas goodies.  One of my favorite ladies in this department is Millie - she is on the left.

This is the Book Nook - boxes and boxes of all kinds of books.  They are all wonderfully organized thanks to the hard working ladies who work in this area.

This is the Crafts area again - showing some of the hand embroidered linens and knitted items.

The front side of the Crafts area showcasing lit glass blocks decorated like packages, and decorated, lit Christmas trees.  Lovely!

The Silent Auction  -  they auctioned off this furnished doll house last year, as well as a quilt that you can see two photos down - it is on the left of the photo.

The Baked Goods area.  Always hard to resist - so why bother!  The ladies bake, bake and bake some more.  I always buy at least one pie and one cake to bring home to my husband Bob.  Delicious.    (The rest we eat there ;] )

On the left - just past the Baked Goods area is the Homemade Candy Table.  YUM!  Behind the Candy Table is the quilt that was auctioned off.  Beyond the Candy Table is the Secret Santa kid's shopping area where they have nice, affordable gifts for kids to buy.

On the far, upper right are round tables set for lunch/dinner.  The ladies in charge of the lunch counter usually have homemade Chicken Corn Soup, as well as Hot Dogs, Hamburg Barbeque, Egg Salad Sandwiches, and other goodies.

There is also a room that has pre-made Gingerbread Houses with all kinds of icing and candy to decorate them.  Fun for the kiddies - but fun for the aspiring adult architects too!!!  

And to finish it off - of course there are Christmas Carols playing, Santa usually makes an appearance, and last year there was this really big Elf that showed up.  I think she'll be there this year too!!

This is a fun bazaar with amazing items to take home at bargain prices - and you are helping a good cause to boot.  All of the money goes to help the church with their various outreach programs and more.

Hope to see you there!!

1 comment:

ooglebloops said...

Wow!! What an undertaking!! Attic Treasures and books is where I'd be!!

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