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Holiday Bazaar scheduled at St. Andrews Hall today

By Alston Fitts III

Special to the Selma times-Journal

The women of Immaculate Conception Parish in Orrville have with those from Queen of Peace in Selma to stage a Holiday Bazaar at St. Andrew’s Hall today.

“This is the first year we’ve had both parishes come together to hold the Christmas Bazaar,” said the Rev. Carroll Plourde, S.S.E., who serves both parishes as pastor. “And the ladies are having a silent auction on top of their usual bake sale and white elephant sale.”

Another novel feature of the bazaar are the two paintings by Sister Judy Kaiser, I.H.M., and one by Mrs. Dean Fields on display – part of the silent auction conducted between 8 a.m. and noon.

“We’ve been working on this project for months,” stated Fran Vines, president of the Catholic Women’s Club.

Shoppers will find a variety of Christmas ornaments, holiday wreaths, kitchen crochets, wine covers and the traditional fresh-baked rolls that always sell out early, she said.

The bazaar offers a raffle of a quilt and an Afghan. Tickets are offered for a $1 donation each or a book of six for $5 to win cash and prizes.

Proceeds from the bazaar go toward restoration and maintenance of St. Andrew’s Hall, built in 1881 by the Jesuits, and which serves as a parish center with daily Mass offered in the blue room.