This year’s Christmas Bazaar, festively named the Jingle Bells Bazaar, promises to be full of great items, favorite features, new areas and great camaraderie for all. Here are some highlights:
Preview Party Friday, November 16, 2018, 6:30pm – 8:30pm in the Parish Hall
The Preview Party is a fantastic way for St. John's parishioners to get your jingle on the night before the Bazaar. Light hors d’oeuvres and libations will be served while you take a sneak peek at the array of wonderful items on sale throughout the Bazaar, including the always-popular White Elephant and Collectibles areas. Bid early for your favorite silent auction items and make select purchases ahead of the crowd. A terrific chance for fellowship and fun.
Activities and pizza for children ages 3 and up will be available in the Undercroft, and babysitting will be available for younger children in the Tot Drop room.
Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for children.
The Preview Party is for St. John’s parishioners and their guests only. Please RSVP: email@example.com, or 834-2981. Payment can be made at the church office or via PayPal by clicking on this link.
The Jingle Bells Christmas Bazaar – Saturday, November 17, 2018, 10:00am – 3:00pm
This year, the bazaar promises to delight young and old with treasures galore in a range of categories:
o White Elephant – Everything from kitchen essentials to quirky, one-of-a-kind must haves. Come browse the collection and you’re sure to find something you or your loved ones can’t live without.
o Jewelry – Get your glitter on for the holidays with festive costume jewelry and a selection of fine jewelry pieces. Find the perfect item to dress up your holiday attire as the season begins.
o Collectibles – You never know what priceless treasure you’ll find in collectibles!
o Blazers and Bows – New this year, a selection of adorable holiday dresses, blazers and suits for kids ages 2-12. Perfect for outfitting the special child in your life for holiday events and photos.
o Electronics and Renewables – Calling all tech-savvy shoppers! Find that much-needed but elusive spare part, or give new life to an electronics item that just needs a little TLC.
o Holiday Home – Up-market home goods to brighten up your decor or bring a smile to the face of your gift recipient. Beautiful tableware, stunning decorations and other seasonal items are sure to put you and your family in a holiday mood.
o Children’s Toys and Games – For the kid in you. Find your favorite childhood board game or pick up all those toys your kids have been wishing for.
o Sports Equipment and Bikes – Outfit your kids for next season. Everything from hockey gear to soccer cleats…you’ll find it all. A wide assortment of bikes of all sizes, too.
o Handicrafts – Come see the amazing handiwork of your fellow parishioners. You’ll find a range of intriguing handmade items, from fiber arts and mixed media to the ever-popular gift tags, ornaments and more!
Silent Auction – Fabulous auction items are still coming in, but here’s a sampling of some of our most exciting offerings:
- Luxurious Park City, Utah 4-bedroom condo available for a 2019 President’s Week ski vacation.
- Comfy, cool Saratoga Springs home, convenient to everything this vibrant area has to offer.
- Golf and lunch for four at Bonnie Briar Country Club. Fore!
- Grand tour tickets to Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate in Sleepy Hollow.
- Unique and special basket of vintage wines, the perfect accompaniment to your holiday meals.
- Tiffany handcrafted rose bowl.
- Day of pampering and personal shopping.
- One-of-a-kind spa experience.
- Best-quality olive oil, direct from a private grove in Tuscany.
There’s still time to donate silent auction items, so if you have an experience or special item to donate, please contact Lucy Yocum or Laura Hoffman.
o Delectable Delights – Baked goods are only the beginning. Holiday sweets, relishes, Thanksgiving nibbles and mini snacks to fortify you for Bazaar shopping!
o Café – Join us for Lunch in the Undercroft to enjoy the famous St. John’s chili along with sandwiches and snacks.
o Santa will be making an appearance during the day, so make sure you stay on his Nice list with a full bag of purchased Bazaar items!
Bazaar Workshop – Getting Your Cranberry On
At holiday time, one of the nicest trips to take is fridge-to-fridge! Thanksgiving means cranberries, and this beloved holiday comes the week after the Bazaar. We should have lots of Bake Table customers happy to buy cranberry sauce or cranberry bread for the feast, so let’s have plenty of both on hand:
Bazaar cranberry workshop: Two delicious kinds of cranberry sauce, cranberry-hater’s apple chutney, and cranberry bread
- When: 1:00 pm, Thursday, November 8
- Where: Downstairs kitchen
- Bring: Your own paring knife and pot-holder if you like
We’d love to know who’s coming. Call Janet Beal (937-0845) or Debby Campbell (315-6492) just to let us know you’ll be there.
Donations will be received at St. John’s as follows:
- Sunday, November 11: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
- Monday, November 12 - Wednesday, November 14: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Remember: We are not accepting books this year. If you have books to donate, you can contact the Vietnam Vets of America at vvapickup.org or 888-518-VETS to schedule a pick-up right from your home.
All proceeds go to local charities through ECW Outreach grants. For questions or to volunteer, please contact Bazaar co-chairs Tori Pough 917-714-7898; firstname.lastname@example.org or Suzy Shore 917-742-2827; email@example.com.