Church Bazaar: Christmas is Coming

I was busy baking last week to get my contribution ready for the Christmas Market at St. John’s Anglican Church in the old township of Nelson in Burlington. The Church is over 180 years old–and this is old by Canadian standard–starting out as a pioneer church. Some descendants of the pioneers still come to this church. It is a small church, but comes church fair, everybody comes out to help. Every year, the bazaar is held on the last Saturday in November and this signals that Christmas is only four weeks away; time to get some Christmas shopping done.

There was a long line up to get inside. There were good bargains at the bake table, the knitting and crafts table, the lightly used items (called Granny Attic), jewellery corner, tombola and the Sunday Schools’s Christmas table. There was also a silent auction and a tea/lunch area. We shopped and we helped out. At the end of the day, we brought home our delicious purchases of baked goods, jams and preserves, and my daughter also found some beautiful decorations for her apartment. Another year of fun!

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