By Mary Baggs
The Grace Episcopal Church Women (ECW) are excited to invite Grace members, family, friends, and our blessed community to attend the 75th Annual Bazaar, on Saturday, November 13, 9am-2pm to Grace’s Parish Hall located at 505 SE Broadway Street.
On this 75th year, the ECW will be honoring the dedication of cradle Episcopalian, Grace member and floral designer, Ann Anderson. Ann will be seated at her very own table, stocked and ready with centerpieces and beautiful decorations ready to customize a holiday centerpiece just for you.
New this year, children, and their parents (and/or grandparents) are invited to make and take home a complimentary craft in our Children’s activity corner. The bazaar will feature beautiful fall and Christmas decorations and hand-made crafts you know and love. The elves are sure to have something for everyone on your gift list as you browse through “Christmas past”. In addition to their delicious baked goods, the ECW elves invite you to stock your (or others) freezer with a variety of ‘take and bake’ frozen homemade soups and casseroles (in all sizes) this year.
Also new this year, you may donate $10:
· To Enter to Win 3 chances to win a Christmas quilt and/or gift baskets for the garden, bath, pet and a Fun Day for Four at Silver Springs State Park. The Quilt and baskets are each valued at over $100 each.
· To Ring the Church Bell before the 8am or 10am Sunday service throughout the year, starting Advent Sunday, November 28. All donations will be acknowledged in the corresponding Church bulletin, honoring the person or event of your choice.
· To take your Christmas photo with friends and or family in front of Grace’s iconic red entry doors, on Sat., Nov. 13 or after church on Sun., Nov . 14. To make your photo extra special, the ECW elves will be decorating the doors and front steps for Christmas. Sign up between church services before the bazaar or call the church office at 622-7881. Photos will be texted to you and suitable to use in a Christmas Card template, such as Walgreens or Shutterfly, and/or simply print and frame for your home.
Many thanks to ECW bazaar co-chairs Carolyn Ayres and Elaine Heitman, the ECW members, Grace members, Grace Journey groups, Grace Daughters of the King, Grace Children’s ministry, our Grace clergy team and the Grace office staff who helped make this year’s event preparation go smoothly.
ECW is humbled by your support, as proceeds will benefit local women and children in need.