Magnolia to host first fall bazaar

Published 8:18 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Magnolia United Methodist Church will have its inaugural Fall Bazaar on Nov. 19.

Typically, a handful of church members ran a craft table at the church’s annual AppleFest in October. However, the group started to outgrow the space, which brought forth several ideas for a separate craft event.

“We thought it would be really nice to have a focus on the crafts,” said Judi Delpiero, bazaar coordinator.

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The group of ladies decided to run with the idea and to host it on church grounds. Linda Stroud, a member of the bazaar committee, said the response from the church and the community has been “very positive.”

“In fact, the preacher got really excited and said, ‘Yes!’” Delpiero said.

The event, which will take place at 1764 Wilroy Road from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature six rooms along the church’s main hallway, which will be full of food, crafts and décor.

Between 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be breakfast and lunch served in the “Lunch Counter” room. The selection includes chili, sandwiches, soups and more.

The “Country Store” will feature country ham, jam, pickles and candy, among others. The “Christmas Shop” will offer an array of ornaments, wreaths and décor. The “Craft Shop” will have numerous handcrafted gift items. Also, the “Bake Shop” will have homemade pies and cakes.

Finally, there will be a “Kid’s Shop,” where kids can make their own purchases. Delpiero said most items will cost less than $3.

On site, there will also be a prayer tent and a play area for the children while the parents shop.

The church’s crafting group made the majority of the crafts. Also, other church members contributed and donated their own crafts.

All proceeds from the bazaar will go toward the church and its missions.

There will be no admission or parking fee. Additionally, if guests bring a copy of the event flier, a dollar will be taken off every $20 spent in the “Craft” and “Christmas” shops.

The bazaar committee is excited about the event’s future.

“We hope this becomes an annual event,” Stroud said. “We are anticipating a great turnout and we think we will have a lot to offer.”