Church volunteers put together Holiday Bazaar

Published 4:12 pm Saturday, October 27, 2012

Jars of homemade jams, handmade scarves and holiday decorations are beginning to fill tables inside St. Andrews Hall, adjacent to Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

Locals and church members have begun to contribute their homemade items for the annual Holiday Bazaar, hosted by the Queen of Peace Women’s Society.

Several members gathered at St. Andrews Hall Saturday and prepared for the Bazaar, which will be held Nov. 3, 8 a.m. until noon.

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“We’ve been doing this bazaar for more than 26 years,” said Ann Jung, treasurer for the Women’s Society. “There’s a few handcrafted garments made by people in the church, and we have a raffle for a hand embroidered table cloth from Syria.”

The Women’s Society hosts the event each year to help maintain St. Andrews Hall and continue charity work.

Andrea Cross, society member, said this year she is especially excited about the large volume of homemade items they are receiving for the bazaar.

“There are a few ladies from a church in Orrville who will be bringing items,” Cross said. “Jellies, pickles and jams — it’ll all be great.”

Many local residents and church members have also donated items for the bazaar, Jung said.

“We have zucchini bread and pumpkin bread, and we’ll also have some really good cheese straws for sale,” Jung said. “They’re the best cheese straws in town.”

Cross said that many who shop at the bazaar often find items that are perfect for holiday gift giving.

“It’ll be a good time to stock up for your thanksgiving and Christmas gifts,” she said.

There will also be a raffle drawing for three cash prizes of $150, $75 and $50.

As Nov. 3 approaches, Cross said she is looking forward to the day and hopes many show up to shop and support the church.

“Come early and enjoy this,” Cross encouraged. “It’s a great way to give back to the community.