Getting ready: Ann Curry arranges Christmas items on a table in preparation for the Holiday Bazaar to be held this Saturday at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Selma. -- Jay Sowers
Getting ready: Ann Curry arranges Christmas items on a table in preparation for the Holiday Bazaar to be held this Saturday at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Selma. -- Jay Sowers

Christmas gift hunt begins with Bazaar

Published 5:50pm Wednesday, October 30, 2013

 

One of the season’s best — and earliest — source for handcrafted gifts and baked items will once again be the Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale, organized by the Queen of Peace Catholic Women’s Society.

The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to noon at Saint Andrew’s Hall, located at the corner of Dallas Avenue and Washington Street.

The event will feature baked goods, Christmas decorations, homemade crafts and more.

“We usually have a pretty big group come out,” Society member Fran Vines said.

Society members Vines, Ann Jung, Petty Vaner, Annie Curry and Betty Russell are working with society president Liz Kish in organizing this year’s bazaar.

Christmas decorations and gifts, such as small trees, collectable dolls, stockings, Christmas lights and Christmas cards will be available for purchase, as will cakes, cookies, and rolls and other homemade treats.

Shoppers can take advantage of some of the bargain deals such as large Christmas ornaments for only 25 cents.

Proceeds from the annual event go to fund renovations and repairs for the St. Andrew’s Hall. In the past, the group has been able to raise enough money to refurbish the floor on the first floor, purchase new carpet for the hall on the third floor and a new air conditioner.

“The event usually brings in about  $2, 000 every year,” Jung said. “Of course, we would always like to earn more.”

Shoppers will also have the chance to enter a raffle that can earn them a glass plate with an image of Mother Mary on it, a handcrafted-wooden cross and a grill.

The ticket winner is revealed the following Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Participants are not required to be in attendance in order to win. Attendees can also win cash prices of $150, $75 and $50.

For more information, contact Ann Jung at 875-4522 or Liz Kush at 996-8958.

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