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November 30, 2012

Holiday craft shows & bazaars

— Local churches are planning holiday fundraisers and bazaars, with many sweet treats, crafts and other gifts for sale.

Dec. 1

• The Winter Wonderland Craft Bazaar is set for Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Saint Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church, 411 W. Vistula St., Bristol. There will be a variety of handmade crafts including purses, jewelry and throw pillows. There will also be a Scentsy representative with products to sell.

• A Touch of Christmas Holiday Bazaar is set for Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jefferson Fire Department located on Ind. 15 north of Goshen. There will be refreshments and door prizes awarded throughout the day. Vendors with items on display will include Usborne Children’s Books, Scentsy, Thirty One, Gifts and Bags, Tastefully Simple, Norwex, Stampin’ Up, Silpada Jewelry and more. Direct questions to april24@maplenet.net.

• On Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a Handmade Holiday Craft Show will take place at the Old Bag Factory, 1100 N. Chicago Ave., Goshen. One-of-a-kind handmade items will be for sale throughout the building. More than 30 handcrafters will sell merchandise, including accessories, jewelry, crocheted items, glass work, candles, incense, pot holders, aprons, wreaths, clothing, woodwork, bottle cap magnets, baby blanket sets and more. Contact Amanda Gobble at 370-8118 or BugggaBows@ymail.com.

• The Wakarusa United Methodist Women will host their annual cookie walk Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. until sold out. Homebaked cookies and candies will be available for a cost of $5.50 per pound in any quantity. Holiday cheese spread will also be available. The church is located at 309 S. Elkhart St. in Wakarusa. For details, call 862-2863.

• The first annual Howe Alumni Association Santa Day and Craft Show is set for Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. for $7 for adults and $3.50 for children ages 5 to 12. Children younger than age 5 can eat for free. Lunch will also be available. There will be free tours of the Howe Mansion and St. James Chapel. The parent’s association will have a wreath sale and sleigh rides will be available for $3 per person. Pictures with Santa by Stopher-King Studio will be taken from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $8 per picture and $5 for each additional child in the photo. Twelve-foot tables are available for vendors for $15 each; electrical service is extra. Call 260-562-2131, extension 227 for details. The school is located at 5755 N. Ind. 9 in Howe.

• Members of Living Water Mennonite Church will host a cookie walk Dec. 1 from 7 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 65215 C.R. 27 in Goshen. For more information, call 238-4349.

• The 23rd annual Wawasee Middle School PTO Holiday Bazaar will take place Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cafeteria services will be available from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. serving breakfast and lunch items. The school is located at 9850 N. Ind. 13, Syracuse. For more information, call Stephanie Stookey at 696-0128.  

• The Harvest Community Church Cookie Walk is set to take place Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose your favorite cookies and place them in a large container for $8 or a small container for $5. Proceeds will be used to purchase books, training seminars, expanded programs and events for Celebrate Recovery, a program that helps people discover freedom from their hurts, habits and hang ups. The church is located at 17285 C.R. 34, Goshen; call 534-3528.

Dec. 7

• The Goshen Historical Society will have a silent auction of 2-foot decorated Christmas trees and decorated wreaths at the museum, located at 124 S. Main St. in Goshen. Two special Santas will also be included. Items will be on display until Dec. 8.  Museum hours are Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the First Friday in December from 5 to 9 p.m. Funds are being raised for the restoration of the Police Booth at the corner of Main and Lincoln. For more information, call 975-0033.

Dec. 22

• St. Mark’s UMW annual cookie walk is set to take place Dec. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 502 N. Main St., Goshen. Fresh, homemade cookies will be sold by the dozen. For details, call 533-6306.

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