Carolina Christmas Bazaar returns Saturday

Nov. 14, 2013 @ 03:39 PM

Some 75 arts and crafts vendors this weekend will help ring in the 2013 holiday season with one of High Point’s most popular traditions of the season, the 31st annual Carolina Christmas Bazaar.
The bazaar, a project of the women’s ministry at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, will be held Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the church.
All proceeds from the event will be distributed among a number of local, state, national and global ministries.
“This is just a very nice affair, and it’s very popular,” said publicity chairwoman Barbara Strowd. “One of the things we have is a bake sale, and even though we’re there until 3 p.m., the bake sale is usually sold out by noon. That’s how popular the bazaar is.”
Vendors at the bazaar — some local, others from elsewhere across North Carolina, and even some from out of state — will be selling a wide variety of products. The list includes a number of vendors making their Carolina Christmas Bazaar debut.
The categories of gifts guests will be able to find at the bazaar include books and cards; home and seasonal gifts; glass; international; jewelry; metal; paintings and photography; pottery and ceramics; sewn, knitted and fiber items; soaps, lotions and candles; wood; wreaths, plants, floral and Christmas trees.
In addition to the vendors and the bake sale, there will also be a café featuring muffins and other breakfast foods, as well as lunch items including soup, pimento-cheese sandwiches and hot dogs.
“All of these are homemade by the ladies of the church,” Strowd said. “They’ve been getting ready for a week or longer.”
The event will also include a silent auction featuring new and gently used furniture, wall hangings and other home furnishings accessories, dollhouses and numerous other items.
Proceeds from the bazaar will be distributed among a number of local ministries, such as the Community Clinic of High Point, Mobile Meals, Open Door Ministries, the Ward Street Food Pantry, the Macedonia Family Resource Center and others.
State, national and global ministries will also benefit from the bazaar.
“We usually raise about $16,000 and distribute it,” Strowd said, “so this event helps a lot of people.”
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Want to go?

The 31st annual Carolina Christmas Bazaar, a project of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Women, will be held Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1225 Chestnut Drive.
Admission and parking are free.
For more information, visit www.wesleymemorial.org/carolinachristmasbazaar or call the church at 884-2204.